The Sri Lankan selectors finalized on a 15-man squad for the all-important Twenty20 series against South Africa starting 20th of January 2016. The three Twenty20 matches are scheduled to be played at Centurion, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Hard-hitting batsman Kusal Janith Perera’s omission was somewhat a surprise move by the selectors. However, the selectors have picked uncapped all-rounder Thikshila de Silva for the limited over series.
Meanwhile, South Africa surprised the cricketing world by picking a relatively inexperienced side. The 15-man Proteas squad will be led by all-rounder Farhaan Behardien.
Sri Lankan Twenty20 squad for South Africa
1. Angelo Mathews – Captain 2. Dinesh Chandimal – Vice Captain 3. Danushka Gunathilaka 4. Seekuge Prasanna 5. Niroshan Dickwella 6. Suranga Lakmal 7. Nuwan Pradeep 8. Isuru Udana 9. Kusal Mendis 10. Dhananjaya de Silva 11. Asela Gunarathna 12. Sachith Pathirana 13. Lakshan Sadakan 14. Thikshila de Silva 15. Nuwan Kulasekara
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