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Sri Lanka announced an 18-man squad for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Kusal Perera has been named new ODI captain and Kusal Mendis has been recalled and made vice-captain for the upcoming series.
While experienced players Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been dropped from the Sri Lanka's ODI team.
Karunaratne, a 33-year-old left-hand batsman, has played 34 ODI matches and scored 767 runs for Sri Lanka. Mathews had featured in 218 ODIs, scored 5,835 runs and claimed 120 wickets.Chandimal has scored 3,698 runs in 149 ODIs.
The selectors have called up left-arm quick Binura Fernando and right-arm quick, Shiran Fernando, who picked 14 wickets in six matches in the SLC Major Club T20 Tournament 2021.
Young opener Avishka Fernando has been dropped from the squad as he has failed the fitness test.
The 18-man squad will depart for Bangladesh on May 16 and will lock horns in the three ODIs to be played in Mirpur, Dhaka on May 23, 25 and 28. Following the Bangladesh tour, Sri Lanka is set to tour England for three T20Is and three ODIs.
Sri Lanka Squad:
Squad: Kusal Perera (capt), Kusal Mendis (vice-capt), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Niroshan Dickwella, Dushmantha Chameera, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando