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Dasun Shanaka will lead Sri Lanka within the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 as Sri Lanka has introduced an 18-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022. Whereas many of the names had been anticipated and retained from the earlier collection, Matheesha Pathirana is among the many skills who is perhaps unearthed within the worldwide setup for the primary time. The 19-year-old pacer has been in comparison with Lasith Malinga for his slinging motion, and he was spectacular within the two video games he performed for the Chennai Tremendous Kings in IPL 2022.

Sri Lanka final performed a T20I collection in opposition to Australia in June, the place they misplaced 1-2 however managed to script a historic ODI collection victory in opposition to the lads in yellow. The Island nation will begin its marketing campaign in opposition to Afghanistan on the twenty seventh of August on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium in Group B fixtures. Group A will comprise of India, Pakistan and yet another nation, which will likely be determined from the qualifiers.

Sri Lanka was initially set to host the match, nevertheless it needed to be shifted to UAE as a result of nation’s economical disaster, which included months of meals and gasoline shortages, blackouts and runaway inflation. The house collection in opposition to Australia noticed the Sri Lankan followers arriving in numbers to see their nation in motion.

Dinesh Chandimal returns to the squad

Veteran batter Dinesh Chandimal has discovered a spot within the squad after his latest performances within the Checks in opposition to Pakistan, and his expertise is perhaps a key issue for the Sri Lankan facet. Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera had been among the many notable names lacking out from the squad, whereas the likes of Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka have proved to be a very good opening mixture on the prime of the order.

In the meantime, Kasun Rajitha and Binura Fernando have been dominated out after having picked for the Asia Cup and won’t journey with the staff to the UAE. They sustained accidents throughout the lately concluded SLC Invitational T20 League.

Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanidu Fernando.