Sri Lanka Cricket recalls Dinesh Chandimal, announces squad for white-ball series against South Africa

Sri Lanka has named a 30-man squad for the forthcoming T20I and One-Day International series against South Africa. Dinesh Chandimal, a senior player for Sri Lanka, has been recalled to the team. Both series will be contested next month, from September 2 to 14. Dasun Shanaka will be in charge of the team.

Chandimal last played a limited-overs cricket for Sri Lanka against the West Indies on March 14, 2021. He has played 149 ODIs and 57 T20Is for Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket during the course of his career, which spans more than a decade. While the right-hander has scored 3698 runs in ODIs at a 32.16 average, he has also amassed 868 runs in T20I cricket.

South Africa vs. Sri Lanka’s three ODIs will be played on September 2, 4, and 7. The three Twenty20 International matches will take place on September 10, 12, and 14. The ODI and T20I series will be played entirely at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka’s roster for the series is made up of both experienced and uncapped players.

Several uncapped cricketers have been chosen in Sri Lanka’s team for the series against South Africa. Dilshan Madushanka, Sahan Arachchige, Pulina Tharanga, and Mahesh Theekshana will have their first experience of international cricket.

Kusal Perera, a senior cricketer, has returned to the Sri Lankan team. Perera was forced to miss Sri Lanka’s limited-overs series against India due to a shoulder injury. Dasun Shanaka has been selected as Sri Lanka’s captain for the upcoming series against South Africa.

A number of veteran players sAngelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Suranga Lakmal have been left out of Sri Lanka’s team for the upcoming series against South Africa.

Squad : Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Banuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Sahan Aarchchige, Lahiru Madushanka (Subject to fitness), Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, , Ishan Jayaratne, Dananjaya Lakshan, Shiran Fernando, Mahesh Theekshana, Pulina Tharanga, Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando.