Sri Lanka ‘A’ named for Pakistan series – Sadeera to lead home team
Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Selection Committee comprising Pramodya Wickramasinghe as Chairman, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Hemantha Wickramaratne have selected the following Sri Lanka ‘A’ squad to play against Pakistan ‘A’ in a series which is set to commence on 28 October.
Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa has ratified the squad. Sri Lanka ‘A’ vs. Pakistan ‘A’ series consists of two four-day games as well as three one-dayers.
Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad (22):
Sadeera Samarawickrema (Captain), Nishan Madushka, Lahiru Udara, Lasith Croospulle, Kamil Mishara,Oshada Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nipun Dhananjaya, Sahan Arachchige, Shammu Ashan, Lasith Abeyratne, Kalana Perera, Mohamed Shiraz, Asitha Fernando, Himesh Ramanayake, Vishwa Fernando, Suminda Lakshan, Lasith Embuldeniya, Ashian Daniel, Duvindu Tillakaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan (injured and will not take part), Shiran Fernando (he has joined the Sri Lanka T20 World Cup squad as a ‘reserve player’), Lahiru Samarakoon (comes in place of Dhananjaya Lakshan), and Chamika Gunasekara (comes in place of Shiran Fernando)