After losing in all formats over India, Sri Lanka will look to turn things around from the word go as international cricket resumes in 2018. They face Bangladesh and Zimbabwe under coach Chandika Hathurusingha who has a name for himself in the subcontinent.
Sri Lanka will feature in a tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in Bangladesh starting 15th of January 2018.
Last week, Sri Lanka Cricket announced a 23 man preliminary squad for the ODIs.
1. Thisara Perera 2. Upul Tharanga 3. Danushka Gunathilaka 4. Kusal Mendis 5. Dinesh Chandimal 6. Angelo Mathews 7. Kusal Perera 8. Asela Gunaratne 9. Niroshan Dickwella 10. Sadeera Samarawickrama 11. Suranga Lakmal 12. Nuwan Pradeep 13. Dasun Shanaka 14. Lahiru Gamage 15. Vishwa Fernando 16. Dushmantha Chameera 17. Shehan Madushanka 18. Lahiru Kumara 19. Akila Dananjaya 20. Jeffrey Vandersay 21. Amila Aponso 22. Lakshan Sandakan 23. Chaturanga Silva
Following Lahiru Thirimanne’s continuous failure, it looks like the left-hander is sitting out on this one. However, Kusal Mendis, Amila Aponso, and Dinesh Chandimal have shown glimpses of form and may return to the 15 man squad. The only uncapped player in the squad is Shehan Madushanka-a 22-year old right-arm quick.
The tri-series will be followed by two tests and two twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh. Training is scheduled to commence tomorrow and the final 15 member squad will leave to Bangladesh on January 13.
“There’s no point in hiring one of the best coaches in the world and then failing to give him the freedom to do his job. I’m not a coach and no one on the board knows more about the job of a coach than Mr. Hathurusingha. We have to give him freedom. But we also trust that he will do his job well and have an expectation that he will answer the questions that we have for him from time to time,” said Thilanga Sumathipala speaking of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha. (Cricbuzz)
|17th Jan||Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe||ODI – D/N||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|19th Jan||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||ODI – D/N||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|21st Jan||Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe||ODI – D/N||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|25th Jan||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||ODI – D/N||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|27th Jan||Final – Tri-Nation Tournament||ODI – D/N||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|31st Jan – 4th Feb||1st Test Match vs Bangladesh||Test – Day||ZACS, Chittagong|
|08th Feb – 12th Feb||2nd Test Match vs Bangladesh||Test – Day||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|15th Feb||1st T20I Match||T20I – D/N||SBNCS, Dhaka|
|18th Feb||2nd T20I Match||T20I – D/N||SICS, Sylhet|
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