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Sri Lanka – Bangladesh Under-19 one-day cricket from today (15) 

 

 

 

By Ishani Upatharitha

Fixtures

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

Sri Lanka U-19 Capt. Dulith Wellalage

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.

This time, Sri Lanka U-19 are playing in an international game after 21 months. The delay was mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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:

Bangladesh U-19 Capt. Meherob Hasan

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