The SLC T20 League is a 13-day competition, scheduled to run from August 21 to September 2, 2018, at three venues, Rangiri Dambulla, Pallekale and the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Four teams, namely, Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Galle will fight for a cash prize of Rs. 2 million. The runner-up will receive Rs. 1.5 million. Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera and Suranga Lakmal will lead the four sides and they’ve been assigned with 21 member squads with a mix of youngsters and experienced players.
SLC T20 League – Squads
Dinesh Chandimal (Capt.), Upul Tharanga (Vice Capt.), Mahela Udawatte, Avishka Fernando, Sachithra Serasinghe, Shammu Ashan, Lasith Abeyratne (WK), Kamindu Mendis – U19, Chathuranga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Ambuldeniya, Ashen Bandara U19, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Rashmika Dilshan – U19, Priyamal Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Vishwa Chathuranga, Lahiru Madushanka, Nimsara Attanagalla.
Selector Jerry Woutersz, Manager Gajaba Pitigala, Head Coach Avishka Gunawardene.
Thisara Perera (Capt.), Dilruwan Perera (V. Capt.), Sadeera Samarawickrema (WK), Ruvinudu Gunasekera, Ashan Priyanjan, Ramesh Mendis, Minod Banuka (WK), Nipun Karunanayake, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramith Rambukwella, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Amila Aponso, Sehan Madushanka, Dilesh Gunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Vikum Sanjaya, K.K. Kevin – U19, Nawanidu Fernando, Irosh Samarasuriya.
Selector Eric Upashantha, Manager Vinothan John, Head Coach Sumithra Warnakulasuriya.
Suranga Lakmal (Capt.), Dimuth Karunaratne (V. Capt.), Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Jehan Daniel – U19, Dhananjaya de Silva, Prabath Jayasuriya, Jeffery Vandersay, Nishan Peiris, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Vimukthi Perera, Lahiru Milantha, Nishan Mathuska – U19, Mohamed Dilshad, Kasun Madushanka, Shan Archchige.
Selector Gamini Wickramasinghe, Manager Nalinda Illangakoon, Head Coach Roy Dias.
Angelo Mathews (Capt.), Dasun Shanaka (V. Capt.), Sadun Weerakkody (WK), Kusal Janith Perera (WK), Charith Asalanka, Dananjaya Lakshan – U19, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sachith Pathirana, Nisala Tharaka, Malinda Pushpakumara, Janaka Sampath, Praveen Jayawicreme – U19, Vshwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Thikshila De Silva, Nipun Ransika- U19, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Janith Silva, Camila Karunaratne, Lahiru Gamage, Kaveesha Anjula.
Selector; Graeme Labrooy, Manager Priyantha Udayaratne, Head Coach Piyal Wijetunge.
Lasith Malinga is back in action
Sri Lanka’s most skilled bowler in the shorter format anticipates making a comeback to the first team after being selected to play for Colombo, under Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal.
Lasith Malinga finished third highest wicket-taker besides having the best average and economy rate among all bowlers in the Canada T20 league this year. He will be a handful, especially for the Asia Cup starting next month.
A window for youngsters
Limited over skipper Angelo Mathews iterated that the tournament will benefit youngsters in particular. Eric Upashantha was quick to support Angelo’s statement.
“This would be the first time a 19-year old has the opportunity to perform at such a level,” said the national selector.
The SLC T20 league will not feature any foreign players.
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