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10-Jun-2021 06:55:00 GMT
Sri Lanka in England 2021

Three new faces in Sri Lanka squad for England tour

Colombo: Sri Lanka have announced a 24-member squad for the limited-overs tour against England, starting 18 June.

The 24-member squad includes the likes of Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando who have been recalled to the Sri Lankan side.

After the Bangladesh tour, all players have retained a spot except Ashen Bandara, who misses out. The new additions to the mix are the uncapped players Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya Lakshan and Ishan Jayaratne, while one Test-old Praveen Jayawickrama, who has been nominated for the ICC Men's Player of the Month for May, has also found a spot.

Jayawickrama’s inclusion in the limited-overs comes at the backdrop of a dream debut in Test cricket against Bangladesh. He registered Player of the Match worthy figures of 11/178 that helped Sri Lanka take the series 1-0.

The tour included three T20Is and as many ODIs which will form part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League.

Sri Lanka squad:
Kusal Perera (c), Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, Oshada Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama.

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