Sri Lanka – Bangladesh Under-19 one-day cricket from today (15)
By Ishani Upatharitha
All matches will be at Dambulla
Friday, 15 October – 1st Youth ODI
Monday, 18 October – 2nd Youth ODI
Wednesday, 20 October – 3rd Youth ODI
Saturday, 23 October – 4th Youth ODI
Monday, 25 October – 5th Youth ODI
The Youth One-Day International series between Sri Lanka Under-19 and Bangladesh Under-19, which includes five matches, will kick off at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium today (15).
Dunith Wellalage will lead Sri Lanka and Raveen De Silva will be the Vice Captain. Wellalage was the Skipper of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo in the last schools season. De Silva was the Captain of Nalanda College, Colombo.
Five most senior players in the Lankan side include Wellalage, De Silva, Chamindu Wickramsinghe, Matheesha Pathirana, and Yasiru Rodrigo, all of whom had represented Sri Lanka U-19 on many occasions since 2019.
Defending champions of the Youth World Cup, Bangladesh, will be led by all-rounder Meherob Hasan. Bangladesh have won their previous series, against Afghanistan U-19, 3-2 in Bangladesh last month.
Sri Lanka U-19 Squad:
Dunith Wellalage (Capt. – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo), Raveen De Silva (V. Capt. – Nalanda College, Colombo), Shevon Daniel (St. Joseph’s, Colombo), Pawan Pathiraja (Trinity College, Kandy), Sadisha Rajapaksa (Royal College, Colombo), Ryan Fernando (S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia), Harindu Jayasekera (St. Thomas’ College, Matara), Sadeesh Jayawardena (St. Joseph’s, Colombo), Lahiru Dawatage (St. Peter’s College, Colombo), Wanuja Sahan Kumara (St. Peter’s, Colombo), Malsha Tharupathi (Madampa Central College, Ambalangoda), Jeewaka S. Rashmitha (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama), Traveen Mathew (St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota), Sasanka Nirmal (Devapathiraja, Rathgama), Danal Hemananda (St. Peter’s, Colombo), Yasiru Rodrigo (S. Thomas’, Mt. Lavinia), Matheesha Pathirana (Trinity, Kandy), Chamindu Wickramasinghe (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota), Lahiru Abeysinghe (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota), and Vinuja Ranpul (Nalanda, Colombo)
Head Coach: Avishka Gunawardene
Bangladesh U-19 Squad:
Meherob Hasan (Capt.), Maksudur Rahman, Iftikher Hossain, Ariful Islam, Aich Mollah, Gazi Tahjibul Islam, Abdullah Al Mamun, Golam Kibria, Ripon Mondol, Ashikur Zaman, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Mofijul Islam, Mushfik Hasan, Naimur Rohman Noyon, Ahosan Habib Leon, and Mohiuddin Tareq
Head Coach: Naveed Navaz