Prominent short-format all-rounder of the country Dasun Shanaka will most likely be the next T20 International (T20I) Captain of Sri Lanka, The Morning Sports learnt yesterday (26).
National Selection Committee Head Ashantha de Mel said they will make the final call on the appointment of the T20I Captain when his committee meets next time. Sri Lanka’s next tour to the West Indies will have three T20I games, along with two Tests and three One-day Internationals (ODIs).
“We are yet to sit for the selections. He (Shanaka) is a good player and was the Captain in a successful tour of Pakistan earlier. At the same time, our regular T20 skipper Lasith Malinga is not involved in his practices now. But we will decide on the appointment of the Captain only when we sit next time for the selections (for the West Indie series),” de Mel said.