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19th-Aug-2018

Sri Lanka announces preliminary squad for Asia Cup

By Agency


Asia Cup, the biggest cricketing event in the Asian continent is all set to kick start on September 15 later this year. This time the tournament will be hosted by United Arab Emirates.
Sri Lanka Cricket Board has announced the 31 member of the preliminary squad for the tournament. And their training is expected to begin on September 5.
Sri Lankans will come in the tournaments with some convincing performances in the last South African series even though they lost the ODI series. They are the defending champions of the 50 over Asia cup.
The 31 member squad features some new faces like Shammu Ashan, Shehan Madushanka, Nishan Peiris, Kamindu Mendis, Jehan Daniel. Dinesh Chandimal who was in the ban during the South Africa series is expected to return as captain for the team.
The 31 member preliminary squad
Thisara Perera, Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Gamage, World Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Shehan Madushanka , Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sadakan, Nishan Peiris, Kamindu Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Jehan Daniel, Shammu Ashan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne.