A 26-member Under-19 training squad has been announced by the Sri Lanka Cricket for the upcoming Inbound Tours, Under-19 Asia Cup, and the Under-19 World Cup. The Junior National Selectors shortlisted 26 players out of a total of 75 members. The players were shortlisted via an Island wide Talent Profiling Program conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Schools Cricket Association and the Provincial Cricket Association partnered with Sri Lanka Cricket to conduct the program successfully.
Ahead of the selection process, as many as 75 players participated in a residential training program, an Island-wide Talent Profiling Program conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket, in Kandy. The program comprised of skills training, game education, fitness sessions and several practice games. 26 players got shortlisted out of them.
The 75 players, who took part in the Residential Training Program were divided into 5 teams, named after the Super Provinces of Sri Lanka Cricket, covering Colombo (split as North and South), Dambulla, Galle, and Kandy.
The players were selected under the supervision of the Members of the National Selection Committee, who were present during the entirety of the ‘Residential Training Program’, Sri Lanka Cricket informed.
The Squad for the Under-19 World Cup & Under-19 Asia Cup
Sadeesh Jayawardena St. Joseph’s), Abhishek Liyanarachchi (D. S. Senanayake), Ryan Fernando (S. Thomas’), Sadisha Rajapaksa (Royal), Shevon Danial (St. Joseph’s), Pawan Sandesh (Devapathiraja), Harindu Jayasekera (St. Thomas’, Matara), Jeewaka Shasheen (Devapathiraja), Pawan Pathiraja (Trinity), Matheesa Weerasingha (Maliyadeva), Vinuja Rampol (Nalanda), Lahiru Dewatage (St. Peter’s), Malsha Tharupathi (Madampagama, Ambalangoda),
Dunith Wellalage (St. Joseph’s), Traveen Mathews (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota), Sasanka Nirmal (Devapathiraja), Yasiru Rodrigo (S. Thomas’), Danal Hemananda (St. Peter’s), Matheesha Pathirana (Trinity), Vibahavith Ehelapola (Trinity), Raveen de Silva (Nalanda), Chamidu Wickramasinghe (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota), Bawantha Jayasinghe (Thurstan), Wanuja Sahan (St. Peter’s), Lahiru Abeysinghe (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota) and Maleesha Silva (St. Sylvester’s).
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