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St. Joseph Vaz’s Nipun Dhananjaya to lead SL U-19 for Asia Cup

By Ishani Upatahritha

Thoroughly disheartened local cricket fans at present will have one eye on the Lankan team’s performance at the U-19 Asia Cup in Bangladesh as the event will indicate who will play for the Sri Lanka national team a few years from now.

Nipun Dhananjaya of St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa will lead Sri Lanka Under-19 for the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018, to be held in Bangladesh from 27 September to 8 October.

Dhananjaya represented Sri Lanka U-19 in the Asia Youth Cup 2017, Youth World Cup too.

Jaffna boy in national Under-19 squad –

Right-arm paceman Selvarasa Mathushan from Jaffna Central College, notably, is in the squad for the U-19 Asia Cup.

Nipun Dhananjaya of St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa will lead Sri Lanka Under-19 for the Asia Cup 2018

SRI LANKA UNDER-19 SQUAD:

Nipun Dhananjaya Perera (Captain – St. Joseph’s Vaz College, Wennappuwa)

Pasindu Sooriyabandara (Royal College, Colombo)

Navod Paranavithana (Mahinda College, Galle)

Kamil Mishara (Royal College, Colombo)

Selvarasa Mathushan (Jaffna Central, College)

Nishan Mathushka Fernando (Moratu Vidyalaya)

Nuwanindu Fernando (St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa)

Dunith Wellalage (St. Joseph’s College, Colombo)

Shashika Dulshan (St. Servatius’ College, Matara)

Kalhara Senarathne (St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota)

Roshan Sanjaya (Richmond College, Galle)

Sandun Mendis (Richmond College, Galle)

Kalana Perera (S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia)

Nipun Malinga (Mahinda College, Galle)

Navin Fernando (Maris Stella College, Negombo)

Selvarasa Mathushan (Jaffna Central, College)

STAND-BYS:

Lakshitha Manasinghe (Nalanda College, Colombo)

Muditha Lakshan (D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo)

Vijayakantha Viyaskanth (Jaffna Central College)

Chihan Kalindu (St. Servatius’ College, Matara)

Chamika Gunasekera (Ananda College, Colombo)