SL vs ENG: Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday named a 24-member squad for their upcoming limited-overs series against England commencing on June 23. The teams are set to play a three-match ODI series and the same number of T20I matches this month.
“The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket selected the following National squad to take part in the ‘Sri Lanka Tour of England 2021’,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in an official statement.
“The Minister of Youth and Sports Honorable Namal Rajapaksa gave his approval for the chosen Sri Lanka squad.”
Kusal Parera has been named as the new captain of the squad. The selectors have retained all the players that participated in the Bangladesh tour, except Ashen Bandara. Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has returned to the squad. The squad has got a considerable mix of newcomers.
Earlier, the Sri Lankan players had refused to sign the contract amid the tussle between the Sri Lankan cricket board and the players. Apparently, the players were unhappy with the lack of transparency and did not compensate the senior players well. However, the board promised to make their evaluation marks public once they return after the completion of the tour. With the issues resolved, the players agreed to sign the contract.
The team will take off for England on June 9. Following their arrival, the team will square off against the hosts in practice matches.
SL vs ENG- Sri Lanka squad
Kusal Janith Perera (captain), Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, Oshada Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama
SL vs ENG 2021 Fixtures
|1st T20I||23.06.21||Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground|
|2nd T20I||24.06.21||Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground|
|3rd T20I||26.06.21||Rose Bowl Cricket Ground|
|1st ODI||29.06.21||Riverside Ground|
|2nd ODI||01.07.21||The Oval|
|3rd ODI||04.07.21||Bristol County Ground|
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