Sri Lanka announces World Cup squad

Last Updated: Apr 18 2019 15:51
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CRICKET- Sri Lanka Cricket announced its 15 member ICC ODI World Cup squad on Thursday and surprised everyone by not including former captain Dinesh Chandimal in the team.

Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the team after pacer Lasith Malinga was axed as ODI captain.

Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis also made remarkable comebacks.

Opening batsman Avishka Fernando and paceman Nuwan Pradeep were also named for the 50-over event which starts in England and Wales on May 30.

Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana