Insight Online News
Colombo, Aug 20 : Sri Lanka Cricket on Saturday named a 18-strong squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, commencing August 27 in the UAE.
The squad will be led by their regular skipper Dasun Shanaka with Charith Asalanka as his deputy.
Sri Lanka will begin their Asia Cup campaign against Afghanistan on the opening day of the tournament at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Binura Fernando and Kasun Rajitha were selected in the original squad, but will not tour owing to injuries sustained during the SLC Invitational T20 League 2022.
Asitha Fernando and Pramod Madushan are two players whose names have been forwarded to the Minister of Sports seeking approval as replacement for the two injured players.
Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal