Lasith Malinga named T20 skipper for NZ series

2019-08-24 at 13:50

Veteran paceman Lasith Malinga has been named as the captain of the Sri Lanka Twenty20 side to face New Zealand in a three-match series.

Niroshan Dickwella has been retained as the vice-captain of the side.

The 15-member squad announced by Sri Lanka Cricket, has been ratified by the Minister of Sports.

However, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera and Dhananjaya De Silva have not been named in the Sri Lanka squad to face the Kiwis.

The Lankan team will kick-start the series on the 1st of September and all three matches will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.

The Squad

01) Lasith Malinga – Captain

02) Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain

03) Avishka Fernando

04) Kusal Janith Perera

05) Danushka Gunathilaka

06) Kusal Mendis

07) Shehan Jayasuriya

08) Dasun Shanaka

09) Wanindu Hasaranga

10) Akila Dananjaya

11) Lakshan Sandakan

12)Isuru Udana

13) Kasun Rajitha

14) Lahiru Kumara

15) Lahiru Madushanka