Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the upcoming 3-match ODI series against hosts India. The 16-member squad chosen by the Lankan cricket board includes hard-hitting opener Kusal Perera and all-rounder Asela Gunaratne.
However, in a shocking move, the board has left Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis out of the squad. Speed merchant Nuwan Pradeep made a comeback in the team whereas veteran seamer Lasith Malinga was overlooked.
The spin attack will be spearheaded by Akila Dananjaya which also comprises the likes of Sachith Pathirana and Chaturanga de Silva.The Sri Lankan cricket team is currently involved in a Test series against India.
They have already lost one Test and are on the brink of losing the third Test too.
Full Sri Lanka ODI Squad: Thisara Perera (c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana and Kusal Perera