Sri Lanka Selectors have named allrounder Thisara Perera as the captain of the team for the three match T20 series against Pakistan.
To put all the rumors and concerns aside, Sri Lanka Cricket Board has decided after the conclusion of ExCo meeting on Monday to send the team to Lahore for the third t20 match, even though top bracket players like Upul Tharanga, Lasith Malinga have rejected to play in the Lahore T20.
As top players have shown their reservations, selectors have decided to appoint Allrounder Thisara Perera to captain the side. Young wicket-Keeper batsman Minod Bhanuka added for the first time in the national squad while Mahela Udawate has been recalled after a while. Minod plays for high profile SSC in domestic cricket and has been regarded one of the brighter prospect for Sri Lanka.
Dilshan Munaveera and Danushka Gunathilika will form the opening combination while Sadeera Samarwikrama has also been added and tipped to bat at number three.
Allrounder Dasun Shanaka, who has been in blistering form against West Indies A, having struck a whirlwind century and half century so far, has also been added along with Ashan Priyanjan and Sachith Pathirana.
The three match series will be starting from 26th October, while the third match will be played on 29th October at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Thisara Perera – Captain
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