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Sri Lanka Playing XI against Zimbabwe

Written by Shreya Vyas

Sri Lanka to begin a new era under the wings of Chandika Hathurusingha on Wednesday, when they will their first match of the tri series against Zimbabwe. With a new Captain, this time Angelo Mathews, and new Coach as well, Sri Lanka will try to find out the best team composition and soon as possible.

Kusal Perera was in sparkling form during the T20 series against India and seems most suitable to bat at number three, instead of Kusal Mendis who is making a comeback after India tour snub.

Wanindu Hasaranga also made a comeback, interestingly by replacing his own brother Chaturanga, and is expected to form a spin bowling thread with Akila Dananjaya. Thisara Perera, having captained the side in India ODIs, is also certain to play, at least in the first match of the series.

Probable XI :

Upul Tharanga
Danushka Gunathilika
Kusal Perera
Angelo Mathews (Capt.)
Niroshan Dickwella (WK)
Asela Gunaratne
Wanindu Hasaranga
Thisara Perera
Akila Dananjaya
Suranga Lakmal
Nuwan Pradeep

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