Gunathilake, Rajapaksa & Nissanka shine in T20 practice game
Lanka engaged in a practice match in Colombo on February 17, 2021, to prepare for the upcoming West Indies Tour.
The team was split into two squads headed by Isuru Udana and Dasun Shanaka and engaged in a Twenty-20 intra -squad match.
Isuru Udana’s team batted first setting a target of 143. Bhanuka Rajapaksa top scored with 50 runs in 28 balls.
Dushmantha Chameera picked 3 wickets, while Wanidu Hasaranga and Akila Dhanajaya picked 2 wickets each for Isuru Udana’s side.
Chasing the target, Dhanushka Gunatileke top-scored with 82 off 55 balls, while Pathum Nisanka scored 40 off 38 balls.
Despite the impressive effort, Dasun Shanaka’s team won the match, reaching 144 in 17 overs. (NewsWire)
Dimuth, Dasun & Chameera shines in T20 practice game
T20 Practice Game : Dasun Shanka XI won by 19 runs.
Dasun Shanaka XI – 194/4 (20 ovs, Dasun Shanaka 62*, Dinesh Chandimal 55 Pathum Nissanka 41, Danushka Gunathilaka 14, Kamindu Mendis 13, Lahiru Kumara 2/35, L Sandakan 1/24, V Fernando 1/32)
Dimuth Karunaratne XI – 175/8 (20 ovs, D Karunaratne 89, Ashen Bandara 41,O Fernando 10, Thisara Perera 14, D Chameera 4/23, N Pradeep 2/19, W Hasaranga 1/39)
Chandimal & Mathews slam big hundreds in 50 over practice game ahead of WI tour
Dinesh Chandimal & Angelo Mathews slam hundreds in the 50-over trial game held ahead of picking the Sri Lanka team for the upcoming tour of West Indies.
Dasun Shanaka and Dimuth Karunaratne captained the teams and bad light stopped play in the 45th over of the chase.
Shanaka XI: 321/5 (50) – Chandimal 149*, Hasaranga 80*, Shanaka 51, L Kumara 60/2, R Mendis 56/2
Dimuth XI: 258/8 (45) – Mathews 121, Oshada Fernando 57, Pradeep 3/23.
2.Pathum Nissanka (Debut)
(He is a Mahela Jayawardene type of player and bring constantly and can build a solid foundation to build on)
5. Dasun Shanaka (c)
6.Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
(He had a good LPL tournament and he can bring the much need stability in the middle-order)
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Akila Dananajaya
10. Dushmantha Chameera
11. Nuwan Pradeep
1. Danushka Gunathilaka (Aggressive)
2. Pathum Nissanka (Debut)(Solid Foundation Builder)
3. Dimuth Karunaratne (c)(Solid Foundation Builder)
4. Oshada Fernando(Aggressive)
5. Angelo Mathews(Solid Foundation Builder/Aggressive)
6. Dinesh Chandimal (wk)(Solid Foundation Builder/Aggressive)
7. Thisara Perera (1st or 2nd ODI)(Aggressive)/Dasun Shanaka (3rd ODI)(Aggressive)
8. Wanindu Hasaranga(Aggressive)
9. Asitha Fernando
10. Dilshan Madushanka (1st or 2nd ODI)/Dushmantha Chameera (3rd ODI)
11. Suranga Lakmal