Host Sri Lanka has announced its team for the three-match T20 series against Australia starting from June 07.
All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and wicket-keeper batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa have returned to the 18-man squad under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka. Let us tell you that both these players did not play in the last T20 series against India.
Hasranga and Rajapaksa’s performance was excellent in IPL 2022
Hasranga Corona got infected before the last T20 series while Rajapaksa could not play due to fitness reasons.
However, both these players have shown signs of good form by performing tremendously in IPL 2022 .
While playing for RCB, Hasaranga took 26 wickets in 16 matches and became the second highest wicket-taker behind Yuzvendra Chahal (27).
Rajapaksa had scored 209 runs in nine matches for PBKS.
Teeksha got a chance, Chandimal got out
Mahish Teekshana , who impressed with his performance in the IPL, has also got a chance in the team.
Playing for CSK, Teekshana took 12 wickets in nine matches with a best performance of 4/33.
Experienced Dinesh Chandimal, who is running in poor form, has not found a place in the team. He disappointed in the last T20 series against Australia and India.
There are also two standby players in the form of Jeffrey Vandersay and Niroshan Dickwella.
Sri Lankan squad for T20 series
T20 series matches will be played between Sri Lanka and Australia on 07, 08 and 11 June. After this, there is to be an ODI and Test series between the two countries.
Sri Lanka squad for T20I series : Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nisanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Nuwanidu Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamiratha, Kasunnu , Mahesh Pathirna, Ramesh Mendis, Mahish Teekshana, Praveen Jayavikrama and Lakshan Sandakani.