COLOMBO, July 16 (Reuters) – Dasun Sanaka will lead Sri Lanka within the limited-overs sequence in opposition to India, changing Kusal Perera who’s sidelined with a shoulder harm, the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Friday.
Since Perera took over in Might, Sri Lanka have misplaced all three sequence and Sanaka had been tipped by the native media to turn out to be Sri Lanka’s tenth one-day captain within the final 5 years.
“Kusal Perera won’t be able to participate within the ODI and the T20I sequence in opposition to India owing to an harm,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned in an announcement earlier than saying the squad.
The wicketkeeper-batsman suffered a proper shoulder sprain in coaching forward of Sunday’s first India one-dayer, the SLC mentioned.
With fellow stumper Niroshan Dickwella additionally unavailable by way of suspensionafter breaching bio-bubble protocols in England, Sri Lanka named younger wicketkeepers Minod Bhanuka and Lahiru Udara of their squad.
Left-arm quick bowler Binura Fernando will miss the three one-dayers in opposition to India after spraining his left ankle throughout apply however will likely be out there for the T20 matches.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead a second-string India squad in opposition to Sri Lanka as a number of of their frontline gamers are in England making ready for a five-test sequence in opposition to Joe Root’s crew beginning on Aug. 4.
Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando (solely T20), Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana
Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; modifying by Peter Rutherford and Ken Ferris
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