Team India is going to start the ODI series against Sri Lanka from July 13. The Indian team was announced long ago under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan.
And crores of fans from both the countries were eagerly waiting for the Sri Lankan team to be announced.
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This wait ended on Thursday night and Cricket Sri Lanka has announced a 25-member national team for this ODI and T20 series.
? ?: A good day in the field as #TeamIndia play their 2⃣nd intra-squad game in Colombo ? ?#SLvIND pic.twitter.com/Fiyk8poKXw— BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2021
According to sources, the selectors have picked all-rounder Dasun Shanaka as the new captain, while Dhananjay-de-Silva will play the vice-captain.
The Sports Minister has also approved this team. Recently, Shanaka has done well and he was one of the players who performed exceptionally in Sri Lankas tour of England.
Also, Shanaka has captaincy experience as well.
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Under his captaincy, Sri Lanka won against Pakistan in the year 2019. Earlier, Shanaka was selected in the team for the West Indies tour, but due to delay in visa, he could not go on the tour.The Sri Lankan team is as follows:
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjay-de-Silva (Vice-Captain), Kaushal, Jainith Perera, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nisanka, Charith Asalanka, Vaindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjay Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Isuthu .
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