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Shanaka named T20I captain, Lakmal replaces Kumara

Squad announcement

Sri Lanka has named a 20-man squad for the limited overs leg of their tour of the West Indies.

The Sri Lankans will be without Lahiru Kumara for the white-ball tour, with the seamer ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19. He has been replaced in the squad by veteran quick Suranga Lakmal.

All-rounder Dasun Shanaka has been confirmed captain of the side for the three T20Is, starting 3 March at Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG), taking the reins for the first time since October, 2019.

Dimuth Karunaratne will captain the teams in the three ODIs, starting 10 March at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS). 

The 20-man squad will not be short on experience, with the likes of Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella all included.

Sri Lanka is yet to name their squad for the two-Test series that follows the one-dayers.

Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (ODI c), Dasun Shanaka (T20I c), Danushka Gunathilake, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal

Fixtures

First T20I – 3 March, CCG, Antigua

Second T20I – 5 March, CCG, Antigua

Third T20I – 7 March, CCG, Antigua

First ODI – 10 March, SVRS, Antigua

Second ODI – 12 March, SVRS, Antigua

Third ODI – 14 March, SVRS, Antigua

Warm-up match – 17-18 March, CCG, Antigua

First Test – 21-25 March, SVRS, Antigua

Second Test – 29 March-2 April, SVRS, Antigua

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