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Mendis to lead Sri Lanka at U-19 World Cup

Sri Lanka will play its first Group D game against New Zealand on February 14
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Sri Lanka has announced its 15-man squad for the 2014 Under-19 World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates beginning on February 14. 

Sri Lanka has been placed in Group D, alongside England, New Zealand and hosts UAE. 

Kusal Mendis, who led Sri Lanka during the recently concluded Asian Cricket Council U-19 Asia Cup that also took place in UAE, will continue to captain the side.

Sri Lanka’s campaign at the Asia Cup ended at the semifinal stage, with a loss to India. Mendis led from the front and scored 52 but in vain as India won by three wickets.

Anuk Fernando, the allrounder, is the only member of the 2012 squad who has been named this year as well.

Sri Lanka is scheduled to play its first Group D game against New Zealand on February 14.

Squad:

Kusal Mendis (Captain)

Sadeera Samarawickrama (Vice Captain)

Vinod Banuka

Hashan Dumindu

Kavindu Kulasekara

Priyamal Perera

Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri

Hashan Ramanayake

Binura Fernando

Anuk Fernando 

Hashan Vimarshana

A.K Tyronne

Lakshan Jayasinghe 

Ramesh Mendis 

Harsha Rajapaksha

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