Sri Lanka on Tuesday (November 17) dropped Lahiru Thirimanne, the highest-order batsman, from the Check squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour, however retained him as vice-captain for the 5 One Day Worldwide (ODI) matches. Thirimanne had earlier been neglected for Sri Lanka’s second Check towards West Indies in Colombo final month.
Udara Jayasundera, anuncapped batsman, was introduced into the 15-member Check squad for the New Zealand tour beginning early December.
Angelo Mathews will lead the Check workforce and the ODI group whereas Lasith Malinga will captain the T20I aspect.Sri Lanka will play two Exams, 5 ODI video games and two T20 matches in New Zealand from December 10 to January 10.
Sri Lanka Check squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay.
ODI squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamara Kapugedera, Jeffrey Vandersay.
T20 squad: Lasith Malinga (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sachithra Senanayake, Isuru Udana.