Sri Lanka Announced their 17-man roster Upcoming Family One Day International (ODI) Series Against Zimbabwe on Thursday.
Starting on January 16th of this month, the two teams will compete in up to three ODI matches. All matches will be played behind closed doors at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
The hosts include three uncapped players – Nuwan Tuhara, Chamika Gunasekara and Sheeran Fernando – in the squad. Notably, Thushara came into the limelight with his performances for the Galle Gladiators in the Sri Lanka Premier League (LPL). He finished with the team’s second-highest wicket-taker (12).
Likewise, Gunasekara’s recent performance against Pakistan A has impressed everyone after he scored 6 for 83. Overall, the right-winger has 19 wickets in T20, followed by List A and First Class with 9 and 8 scalps respectively. Likewise, Fernando has 26 wickets in the A’s and 43 scalps in 18 first class games. In the T20s, the 28-year-old has 28 wickets in 19 games.
Dananjaya De Silva will miss the series because of paternity leave, and Awishka Fernando, Giannis Lianaci and Camille Misala It will not be available after the trio has tested positive for COVID-19. farther, Born in Kumara, Carana Pereira and star all-rounder waninduhasaranga Will also miss the ODI legs.
Sri Lanka team:
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Thura, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mend, Kamindu Mendis.
Substitutes: Ashen Bandara, Pulina Tharanga, Nimesh Vimukthi, Ashian Daniel, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando