1) Lahiru Thirimanne
2) Danushka Gunathilaka
3) Kusal Mendis
4) Kusal Janith (WK)
5) Angelo Mathews (C)
6) Dhananjaya de Silva
7) Thisara Perera
8) Wanindu Hasaranga
9) Suranga Lakmal
10) Lasith Malinga
11) Nuwan Pradeep
12) Niroshan Dickwella (WK) / Upul Tharanga
13) Dasun Shanaka / Kamindu Mendis / Asela Gunaratne
14) Dushmantha Chameera / Isuru Udana / Lahiru Kumara
15) Lakshan Sandakan / Akila Dananjaya
Considering young and inexperienced Wanindu Hasaranga’s potential I picked him as the 1st choice leg spinner ahead of Sandakan. Sandakan can still be fitted into playing XI in the place of a fast bowler. Young Dushmantha Chameera can be also tested as experienced Test seamer, Suranga Lakmal hasn’t played ODIs recently.
Niroshan Dickwella was picked as he has been Sri Lanka’s regular wicketkeeper for past couple of years. With the presence of Kusal Janith and Kusal Mendis in the squad Dickwella can be replaced with an experienced batsman like Upul Tharanga.
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– 12 / 01 / 2019