sri lanka odi team announce for afghanistan team Dasun Shanaka ruled out Kusal Mendis captain. Team announced for ODI series, this player became captain; 3 players were shown the way out

By Nishu Bhardwaj February 8, 2024 5:57 PM IST

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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan ODI Series: Sri Lankan team has to play a three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. For this, the Sri Lankan team has been announced. Three star players have been dropped from the team. These include the former captain. 16 players have got a place in Sri Lanka’s squad against Afghanistan. Kusal Mendis has been made the captain of the team.

These players were thrown out

Former captain Dasun Shanaka, Nuwanidu Fernando and leg-siner Jeffrey Vandersay have not got a chance in the Sri Lankan team for the series against Afghanistan. While all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne and opener batsman Shevon Daniels have returned. Shanaka has been performing well for some time now and runs have stopped coming off his bat. For this reason the selectors have decided to drop him. Shanaka has scored only one half-century in the last 21 ODI innings and during this period his average has been 12.25.

Dasun Shanaka did not get a place

When the Sri Lankan team played a series against Zimbabwe. Then he was removed from the post of captain. But he retained his place in the playing eleven. He scored 8 runs and 7 runs in the first ODI against Zimbabwe. Chamika Karunaratne will be his replacement in the series against Afghanistan. He last played for Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup 2023.

Most of the players of the Sri Lankan team are in excellent form. Kusal Mendis will be seen leading a strong batting attack. Sri Lanka’s batting line up includes Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Zenith Liyanage. In bowling they have Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan. Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Tikshina will be responsible for the spin department.

Sri Lanka’s squad for ODI series against Afghanistan:

Kusal Mendis (captain), Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadira Samarawickrama, Sahan Arachige, Shevon Daniel, Zenith Liyanage, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Tikshina, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Vellaage, Pramod Madushan, Akila Dhananjay, Wanindu Hasaranga. .

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