Sri Lanka will begin their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against Namibia on October 18 — here’s the complete squad for SL, the 2014 champions, including reserve players, replacements, and injury updates.
The former winners will be one of the four teams in Group A of the first round, where they have been slotted with Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia. They will be led by Dasun Shanaka, with Dhananjaya de Silva as the vice-captain of the Asian team.
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T20 World Cup 2021: Sri Lanka squad news and updates
Sri Lanka made four changes to their provisional squad of 15 that had been announced last month. The trio of Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep and Praveen Jayawickrama failed to make the 2021 T20 World Cup squad, while Lahiru Madushanka, who had been named initially, was ruled out due to a fractured collarbone.
Lahiru Kumara, Pathum Nissanka, Binura Fernando and Akila Dananjaya have been called up in their places.
The Sri Lanka side features 21-year-old Maheesh Theekshana, who made his T20I debut against South Africa. The fast bowling department will see Lahiru Kumara lead the attack along with Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne.
The team won all the encounters in Group A of the T20 World Cup 2021. In the Super 12s stage, they are placed in the Group 1.
T20 World Cup 2021: Sri Lanka full team list
Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka
Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera
Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva (vc), Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga
Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando
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