After the World Cup, Sri Lanka is all set to resume their cricket schedule. In between this, the entire Sri Lankan cricket went through a lot of changes. Now they are all set for their next series against Zimbabwe at home. They are scheduled to play three ODI and three T20 matches against them. Ahead of the series, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board revealed the preliminary squad.
Schedule and New Captains:
Sri Lanka has a disappointing World Cup season. After that, a setback happened in the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The entire board faced suspension for corruption allegations. After that, the entire setup was changed and now, Sri Lankan cricket is set to start a new journey. The Sri Lankan Cricket is welcoming new captains ahead of the upcoming series. Kusal Mendis is named the captain of the ODI squad. Wanindu Hasaranga will be leading the squad in the T20 format. Charith Asalanka has been named vice-captain for both the formats.
The white ball series will kick off the journey on January 6. The second and third ODI is scheduled to be played on January 8 and 11. The first T20 match of the series will start on January 14. The other two matches will take place on January 16 and 18. All the matches of both the series will take place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Preliminary squad for ODI and T20 Series:
Ahead of the series, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board announced the preliminary squad for the upcoming ODI and T20 series against Zimbabwe. The ODI squad contained Kusal Mendis (C), Charith Asalanka (VC), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sahan Arachchige, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalag.
The T20 squad contained Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Charith Asalanka (VC), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Kusal Janith Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kamindu Mendis, Dunith Wellalage, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana