Rangana Herath to lead Sri Lanka two-test series against Bangladesh

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Rangana Herath will lead the Sri Lankan team in two-test series against Bangladesh due to Sri Lankan captain, Angelo Mathew’s unavailability. Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal were also considered for the captaincy but Rangana Herath is good for the position. Hearth  had led Sri Lanka to a 2-0 victory against Zimbabwe in last October and November 2016.

All rounder Asela Gunaratne, batsman Niroshan Dickwella have been named for the squad.  Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara has been called for the Sri Lankan squad for the first time. Pushpakumara, the former Lumbini College all rounder, is currently playing for the Chilaw Marians Cricket Club has showed impressive form in first-class cricket. He has taken 558 wickets in first-class cricket, an average of 19.85 and among the top three wicket-takers in the Premier League Tournament.

Sri Lanka Squad
  1. Rangana Herath (Captain)
  2. Dinesh Chandimal 
  3. Dimuth Karunaratne
  4. Dhananjaya de Silva
  5. Upul Tharanga
  6. Niroshan Dickwella
  7. Kusal Mendis
  8. Suranga Lakmal
  9. Nuwan Pradeep
  10. Asela Gunaratne
  11. Lakshan Sandakan
  12. Lahiru Kumara
  13. Vikum Sanjaya
  14. Dilruwan Perera
  15. Malinda Pushpakumara
Fixtures

1st Test (Tue Mar 7 – Sat Mar 11) – Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle International Stadium

2nd Test (Wed Mar 15 – Sun Mar 19) – Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Sara Oval, Colombo

 

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