Sri Lanka announces squad for ODI series against Australia
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has announced its team for the five-match ODI series to be played against Australia from June 14.
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The Sri Lanka Cricket Board on Friday announced a 21-man squad for the five-match home ODI series against Australia to be played from June 14.
12 members in the team were involved in the series played against Zimbabwe in the same year.
The first two matches of the series will be played at Pallekele and the last three matches will be played at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Rajapaksa and Hasranga return to ODI team
Many players have returned to the team in which Bhanuka Rajapakse is an important name.
Apart from them, Vanindu Hasaranga, Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella have also got a place in the team.
All of them were last seen playing ODI cricket for Sri Lanka in the year 2021. All-rounder Lahiru Madushanka has returned to the team after five years. He was seen playing ODI cricket for Sri Lanka in the year 2017.
Nuwan Thushara and the uncapped Pramod Madushan, who are awaiting their ODI debuts, have also found a place in the team.
Young Dunith Velalage got a chance
The 19-year-old young all-rounder Dunith Velalage, who impressed everyone with his brilliant bowling in the Under-19 World Cup 2022, has also got a chance.
He took 17 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 13.58 while bowling superb spin with the left arm. Apart from this, he was also the highest run-scorer of his team in the tournament with the bat. He scored 264 runs in 6 innings of 6 matches. He scored a brilliant century against South Africa.
Such is the program of the Sri Lanka Vs. Australia ODI Series
The series will begin on June 14 at Pallekele.
The second match at this ground will be played on June 16.
The remaining three matches will be played on June 19, 21 and 24 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Sri Lankan squad for ODI series against Australia:
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nisanka, Danushka Gunathilak, Kusal Mendis, Charit Aslanka, Dhananjay D'Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Niroshan Dickwella, Vanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Asitha Fernando, Praveen Jayathikramana, Praveen Jayathikram, Dinesh Chandimal , Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Madushanka, Dunith Velalez and Pramod Madushan.
Australian squad for ODI series against Sri Lanka
AJ Finch*,AC Agar,AT Carey,PJ Cummins,C Green,JR Hazlewood,TM Head,JP Inglis,M Labuschagne,MR Marsh,GJ Maxwell,KW Richardson,SPD Smith,MA Starc,MP Stoinis,MJ Swepson,DA Warner