Sri Lanka crashed out in just 3 days and it’s now up to the youngsters to show some resilience in the Under 19 Asia Cup starting 29th of September 2018 in Bangladesh.
The tournament will be played at Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar in 50 overs format with the participation of 8 countries (Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, UAE, and Nepal). The final will be played on the 7th of October 2018.
Group A at Cox’s Bazar
Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and UAE.
Group B at Chittagong
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Hong Kong.
At the end of the group stage, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals and the winners will play in the all-important final.
2018 ACC U19 Asia Cup Schedule
29th Sep 2018: Afghanistan U19 vs UAE U19 at SKICS Academy, India U19 vs Nepal U19 at SKICS Main, Pakistan U19 vs Hong Kong U19 at M.A Aziz, Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 at ZACS.
30th Sep 2018: India U19 vs UAE U19 at SKICS Academy, Hong Kong U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 at ZACS.
1st Oct 2018: Afghanistan U19 vs Nepal U19 at SKICS, Pakistan U19 vs Bangladesh U19 at ZACS.
2nd Oct 2018: Nepal U19 vs UAE U19 at SKICS Academy, India U19 vs Afghanistan U19 SKICS, Pakistan U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 at M.A Aziz, Bangladesh U19 vs Hong Kong U19 at ZACS.
4th Oct 2018: Semi-Final #1 (A1 vs B2) at ZACS
5th Oct 2018: Semi-Final #2 (A2 vs B1) at ZACS
Sri Lanka squad for U19 Asia Cup
- Nipun Dananjaya – Captain
- Pasindu Sooriyabandara
- Nawod Paranavitharana
- Kamil Mishara
- Nishan Mathushka
- Nuwanindu Fernando
- Dunith Wellalage
- Sasika Dulshan
- Kalhara Senaratne
- Roshan Sanjaya
- Sadun Mendis
- Kalana Perera
- Nipun Malinga
- Navin Fernando
- Selvarasa Mathushan
- Lakshitha Madarasinghe
- Muditha Lakshan
- Vijayakantha Viyaskanth
- Chilan Kalindu
- Chamika Gunasekera
After losing 3-2 to India earlier this year, Sri Lanka U19 will look to put up a better performance this time around. They’ll have tough competition, especially against Pakistan and Bangladesh in the group stages.
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