One skipper: two deputies

Dasun Shanaka remains Sri Lanka skipper for the white-ball series against India, which starts in January next year, but has two vice captains in Kusal Mendis and Wanindu Hasaranga, as selectors look to groom leaders. While he has done a decent job, Shanaka is on the verge of being fired–at least from the T20 version–as there are questions over his presence without the performance standards to justify it.
Selectors are looking for a captain who is able to carry the weight and lead the team into the next T20 World Cup in 2024. But the existing leadership vacuum has forced them to keep Shanaka in the slot while grooming his successors.

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