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Avishka, Oshada & Pradeep return to Sri Lanka squad – Sri Lanka tour of England 2021

Sri Lanka squad for England tour

Batters – Kusal Perera (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando,  Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella

All-rounders – Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wanindu Hasaranga

Spinners – Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya

Fast Bowlers – Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, Ishan Jayaratne 

*Subject to Ministry of Sports approval

Sri Lanka vs England – Tour Schedule

1st T20I – 23rd June – Cardiff – 11.00pm (SL Time)

2nd T20I – 24th June – Cardiff – 11.00pm (SL Time)

3rd T20I – 26th June – Southampton – 07.00pm (SL Time)

1st ODI – 29th June – Durham – 3.30pm (SL Time)

2nd ODI – 1st July – London – 5.30pm (SL Time)

3rd ODI – 4th July – Bristol – 3.30pm (SL Time)

Source-

https://www.thepapare.com/sri-lanka-odi-t20i-squad-england-tour-2021/

My XI For the 1st T20 against England

1.Danushka Gunathilaka

2.Kusal Perera(Captain)(Wicket-Keeper)

3.Avishka Fernando

4.Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)

5.Dasun Shanaka

6.Dhananjaya Lakshan(Debut)

7.Wanindu Hasaranga

8.Ramesh Mendis(Debut)

9.Ishan Jayaratne(Debut)

10.Binura Fernando

11.Dushmantha Chameera

Reasons for the XI-

  • Ishan Jayaratne and Binura Fernando have a good bowling relationship in the Domestic Tournament like Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama in the test series in Bangladesh.
  • Ramesh Mendis and Wanindu Hasaranga will likely become the core spin all-rounders in the limited over cricket.
  • Dhananjaya Lakshan can get more swing in England than Chamika Karunaratne, who is more of a seam bowler than a swing bowler.

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  1. My Preferred XI for T20I;

    1. Danushka Gunathilaka
    2. MDKJ Perera (c)
    3. Avishka Fernando
    4. Kusal Mendis
    5. Dasun Shanaka
    6. Dananjaya De Silva
    7. Hasaranga De Silva
    8. Dananjaya Laxsan
    9. Ramesh Mendis/ Isuru Udana/ Ishan Jayaratne
    10. Biruna Fernando
    11. Dushmantha Chameera

    My Preferred ODI XI for against England;

    1. Danushka Gunathilaka
    2. MDKJ Perera (c)
    3. Avishka Fernando
    4. Kusal Mendis
    5. Charith Asalanka
    6. Dananjaya De Silva
    7. Hasaranga De Silva
    8. Dananjaya Laxsan
    9. Ramesh Mendis/ Isuru Udana/ Ishan Jayaratne
    10. Biruna Fernando/ Nuwan Pradeep
    11. Dushmantha Chameera

  2. My XIs

    T20
    1 Avishka Fernando
    2 Danushka Gunathilaka
    3 Kusal Perera
    4 Niroshan Dickwella
    5 Oshada Fernando
    6 Dasun Shanaka
    7 Wanindu Hasaranga
    8 Dhananjaya Lakshan
    9 Lakshan Sandakan
    10 Nuwan Pradeep
    11 Dushmantha Chameera

    One Day
    1. Avishka Fernando
    2. Danushka Gunathilaka
    3. Kusal Perera
    4. Charith Asalanka
    5. Niroshan Dickwella
    6. Dhananjaya de Silva
    7. Dasun Shanaka
    8. Wanindu Hasaranga
    9. Shiran Fernando,
    10. Nuwan Pradeep
    11. Dushmantha Chameera

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