Sri Lanka announce provisional squads for Australia series
News Desk || risingbd.com
Sri Lanka have named their provisional squads for the upcoming Test and white-ball series at home against Australia, beginning 7 June.
Australia will tour Sri Lanka to play three T20Is, five ODIs and two Test matches. The ODIs will be a part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League, while the Tests will be a part of the World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.
Australia have already named a full-strength squad for the tour, with the Test team being led by Pat Cummins and the white-ball sides being led by Aaron Finch.
The hosts have now named a 24-member provisional squad for the Tests and two 26-member provisional squads for the ODIs and T20Is to prepare for the upcoming series. The Test squad will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne, with Dasun Shanaka taking charge of the white-ball squads.
The series will be of vital importance for both sides, with crucial WTC23 and CWCSL points at stake during the Tests and ODIs. The T20I series will also help both sides to gauge their combinations ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.
Sri Lanka provisional Test squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohamed Shiraz, Shiran Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshitha Rasanjana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suminda Lakshan
Sri Lanka provisional ODI squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya De Silva, Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Janith Liyanage, Dunith Wellalage, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Sahan Arachchi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Ramesh Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama
Sri Lanka provisional T20I squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Guanathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Niroshan Dickwella, Dunith Wellalage, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Sahan Aarachchi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Ramesh Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara, Kasun Rajitha, Nipun Malinga, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan
7 June: First T20I, Colombo
8 June: Second T20I, Colombo
11 June: Third T20I, Kandy
14 June: First ODI, Kandy
16 June: Second ODI, Kandy
19 June: Third ODI, Colombo
21 June: Fourth ODI, Colombo
24 June: Fifth ODI, Colombo
29 June-July 3: First Test, Galle
8-12 July: Second Test, Galle