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31-Aug-2021 02:39:00 GMT
South Africa in Sri Lanka 2021

Kusal Perera back in Sri Lanka squads

Colombo: Sri Lanka have announced a 22-member squad for the limited-overs series against South Africa in Colombo, starting 2 September that will see the return of Dinesh Chandimal after five months.

Chandimal last appeared for Sri Lanka in April when they faced West Indies for an all-format series where he scored two fifties.

Dasun Shanaka will continue to captain the side alongside Dhananjaya De Silva who has been named as vice-captain.

Sri Lanka have also included three uncapped players for the white-ball series versus South Africa.

Lahiru Madushanka, Mahesh Theekshana, and Pulina Tharanga are the three to receive their maiden call-ups.

The limited-overs series will kick off with three ODIs forming a part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League followed by as many T20Is as a final build-up to their T20 World Cup assignment.

Sri Lanka Squad:
Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akhila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Maheesh Theekshana.

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