Sri Lanka has named a 20-man T20I squad for their upcoming tour of Australia.
Dasun Shanaka will captain the team, with Charith Asalanka promoted to vice-captain after some strong performances across formats over the last year. The series will begin on February 5th and will conclude on February 20th with the fifth and final T20I game.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan cricket board lifted the one-year bans on Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella two weeks ago.
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Sri Lanka’s tour squad for Australia is as follows.
Dasun Shanaka (C), Charith Asalanka (VC), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal. Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Kamil Mishara, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando,
Ben McDermott received his reward for a fantastic season with the bat for the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL 2021-22. While the trio of Hazlewood, Starc, and Cummins will return. The Sri Lankan team has been playing well recently and should pose a much greater challenge to the Australian team than in previous series.
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