The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC), in a welcome move, has decided to send two additional players to England for their campaign for the world cup, Cricket Age reliably learns.
The selection committee, led by Asantha De Mel, is expected to finalize the 15-members squad on April 18.
“In order to give more exposure to fringe players and to prepare for any injury scare, the board has taken this wise decision” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.
The selectors are expected to finalize those two additional players as well along with the 15-members squad.
In addition, the SLC are also planning to send four players with a separate coach to train separately. However, final call on this will be taken during next week.
Sri Lanka will leave on May 7 to England for a one week camp before heading to Scotland to play two ODIs. Sri Lanka’s opening World Cup match is against New Zealand on June 1, 2019.
Sri Lanka’s World Cup fixtures
1 June: Vs New Zealand at Cardiff
4 June: Vs Afghanistan at Cardiff
7 June: Vs Pakistan at Bristol
11 June: Vs Bangladesh at Bristol
15 June: Vs Australia at The Oval
21 June: Vs England at Leeds
28 June: Vs South Africa at Chester-Le-Street
1 July: Vs West Indies at Chester-Le-Street
6 July – India – Leeds