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)
My XI For the 1st T20 against England
4.Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)
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.