Chamari to lead SL in T20 series against India

September 18, 2018

Chamari Athapaththu, who returned as a captain for Sri Lanka’s ODI series against India after missing the Asia Cup due to dengue, will continue to lead the team in the five-match T20I series against the same team, starting September 19.

The squad, which was named by the Sri Lankan selectors today has as many as six new inclusions apart from Athapaththu to the one that featured in the Asia Cup that took place in June this year.

Kavisha Dilhari, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Ama Kanchana, Sripali Weerakkody, Imalka Mendis and Dilani Manodara are the ones included in the squad.

Dilhari, a 17-year-old off spinner, has earned her maiden T20I call-up, having played two ODIs for Sri Lanka so far.

She played in the final ODI against India recently, picking up one wicket and scoring a crucial, unbeaten 12 to take her team over the line.

The experienced Lokusuriyage returns to the team having last played an international game in July 2017.

Kanchana also returns to the T20I squad, having missed Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup campaign.