Dimuth Karunaratne has returned to the Test as on Saturday Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced a 17-man squad for the two-match Test series against the West Indies. The cricket board also informed Lahiru Thirimane, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Vishva Fernando and Lasith Ambuldenia, who will leave for the Caribbean on Saturday night to take part in the Test series starting on March 21.
SLC said in an official statement, “The following team has been selected by the national cricket selectors to play the 02 match Test series vs West Indies. This team was approved by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Namal Rajapaksa.”
Sri Lankan all-rounder Dasun Shanaka, who missed a flight to fly to the West Indies due to the issue of obtaining his visa, will now travel on Sunday to join his teammates.
Named in the white-ball squad for the West Indies series, Shanaka did not travel with the team due to a visa issue due to the loss of his previous passport, which had a valid visa to the USA . this.
Sri Lanka Cricket said on Friday that the all-rounder will now travel to the West Indies via France and is expected to join the national team during the one-day segment of the tour.
Sri Lanka and West Indies are currently playing a T20I series. The West Indies beat Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Wednesday but the spectators returned on Friday performing all-round in the second T20I.
Both teams will clash in the third and final T20I on Sunday. After the T20 series, the teams will focus on the 50-over format. The first ODI between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played on 10 March.
Sri Lanka Team: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nisanka, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimane, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dikwela, Rochen Silva, Dhananjaya De Silva, Vanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Vishenandham Vishnandham Vishnandham , Lasith Ambulanceia.
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