Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka -15 man squad for the 3rd, 4th, 5th ODIs

My Squad-

1.Upul Tharanga(Batsman)(Vice-Captain)
2.Niroshan Dickwella(W)(Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Sadeera Samarawickrama (W)(Batsman)
5. Danushka Gunathilaka(Batsman)
6.Dinesh Chandimal(Batsman)
1.Angelo Mathews (Captain)(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
2.Asela Gunarathne(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Off Spin)
3.Charith Asalanka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Off Spin)
4.Lahiru Madushanka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm medium) (If he performs well in the first 2 ODIs) /Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm chinaman) /Amila Aponso
Spin Bowling-
1.Wanidu Hasaranga (Right Arm Leg Spinner)
2.Akila Dananjaya(Right-arm offbreak)
Fast Bowling-
1.Dushmantha Chameera(Right-arm Fast)
2. Nuwan Pradeep(Fast Bowler)(140Km/h+)
3. Asitha Fernando(Right-arm fast-medium)

  • Lasith Malinga has received a one-year ban, therefore, he will most likely not be a part of the squad after the 1st and 2nd ODI
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama has been one batsman who is consistent in both Domestic First Class Matches and ODIs games. He was the 2nd highest run Scorer in the Super Provincial Limited Over Tournament 2017 (One Day) and was named the Best Batsman of the Tournament. Scored 185 runs against the England Lions in a Test Match recently and was the 2nd Lead run scorer in the Under 23s Asia Cup 2017.
  • Sri Lanka's cricket manager and selector Asanka Gurusinha stressed that Chandimal remained a part of the team management's plans and had been left out of the squad in order to try a few youngsters in the matches in Galle. "We only selected the side for the first two games. We haven't selected the side for the rest of the series," Gurusinha said. "We are looking at different combinations and that's one of the reasons why we have selected this team to play in Galle. The conditions in Galle will be a bit different to those in Hambantota. If we are bringing in any youngsters, we wanted to make sure we have some senior players in the team as well.
  • Charith Asalanka has been one of the best All-rounder who was the Lead run scorer in the Under 23s Asia Cup 2017 and Performed well with both bat and ball in the Super Provincial Limited Over Tournament 2017 (One Day) .
  • Charith Asalanka would have played in the First 2 ODIs if he wasn`t an off spinner like Asela Gunarathne that`s why instead Sri Lankan Selector choose Wanidu Hasaranga a Leg-Spinner.

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