Sri Lanka Cricket has unnoticed premier quick bowler Lasith Malinga from the approaching three-match T20 International series against India.
Malinga (34), the previous Sri Lanka T20I captain, was sidelined for pretty much a year with a knee injury that he picked up earlier than the world T20 in India before creating a comeback in Feb this year.
Malinga was axed from the ODI squad for Sri Lanka’s tour of UAE in October and wasn’t thought of for the three-match T20I series once his reluctance to travel Lahore for the last game of the series.
The quick bowler has struggled with fitness and his pace dropped considerably, though his returns in T20 cricket weren’t regrettable in 2017 having claimed twelve wickets in six games. His returns in ODI cricket, however, are dissatisfactory with solely ten wickets in thirteen games at a median of sixty two.
A media unleash from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) aforementioned that Malinga has been unwearied, however it’s learnt that the board is keen to maneuver on taking a glance at younger players. Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep and Vishwa Fernando were named because the 3 quick bowlers and that they are going to be protected by all-rounders Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera and Dasun Shanaka. Perera can lead the facet.
There were solely 3 changes from the 16-member ODI squad that’s presently in India. quick bowler Suranga Lakmal has been unwearied whereas high order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhananjaya American state forest were unnoticed. expert Dasun Shanaka and quick bowler Vishwa Fernando are brought sure the T20I series.
Several players named within the T20I squad weren’t a part of the squad that featured within the last series against Pakistan. They were ineligible for choice once their reluctance to travel Lahore for the ultimate T20I.
The first game of the approaching series can occur in Cuttack on the twentieth December with the last game happening in mumbai on the eve of Christmas.
Sri Lanka T20I Squad: Thisara Perera (C) Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga American state forest, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep and Vishwa Fernando