Colombo. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has announced a 15-member squad for the World Twenty20. Players John players have been kept as reserve. However, senior player Angelo Mathews did not get a place in the team. He has a dispute with the board over the central agreement. Left-arm batsman Kusal Perera, on the other hand, has been selected. He could not come in the series against India due to injury. Dasun Shanaka has been made the captain of the team.
Speaking of Angelo Mathews, he has scored over 1100 runs in T20 international cricket for Sri Lanka. The 34-year-old is the fifth highest run scorer for Sri Lanka. He also took 38 wickets. Kusal Perera, on the other hand, is known for his aggressive batting. This wicket-keeper batsman has scored 1347 runs at an average of 27 in 50 matches. Has made 12 half centuries. Strike rate 133. Not only that, he also hit 48 sixes.
The Sri Lankan team has become the champion
The Sri Lankan team has won the T20 World Cup. The team lost to Team India in 2014 to win the title. However, the team’s performance has not been good for some time. There has been a long-running dispute between the players and the board over the contract. Angelo Mathews was also not given a contract.
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Sri Lanka T20 World Cup squad: Dasun Shanaka (Capt.), Dhananjay D’Silva (Vice-Capt.), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Aviska Fernando, Vanuka Rajapaksa, Charit Asalanka, Wanindu Hasrange, Kamindu Mendis, Jayanuranipane, Chamika Karunaratne, .
Reserve players: Lahiru Kumara, Binru Fernando, Akil Dhananjay, Pulina Tharanga.
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