Colombo. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has also announced a 15-member team for the T20 World Cup. 4 players have been kept as reserve. However, senior player Angelo Mathews has not got a place in the team. He is having a dispute with the board regarding the central contract. On the other hand, left-handed batsman Kusal Perera has been selected. In the series against India, he could not come due to injury. Dasun Shanaka has been made the captain of the team.
Talking about Angelo Mathews, he has scored more than 1100 runs in T20 International for Sri Lanka. This 34-year-old player is at number 5 in terms of scoring the most runs for Sri Lanka. He has also taken 38 wickets. On the other hand, Kusal Perera is known for his aggressive batting. This wicket-keeper batsman has scored 1347 runs in 50 matches at an average of 27. Has scored 12 fifties. The strike rate is of 133. Not only this, he has also hit 48 sixes.
Sri Lankan team has been champion
The Sri Lankan team has been the champion of T20 World Cup. The team won the title in 2014 by defeating Team India. However, the performance of the team has not been good for some time now. There has been a dispute between the players and the board regarding the contract for a long time. Angelo Mathews has also not been given the contract.
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Sri Lanka T20 World Cup squad: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjay D’Silva (Vice-Captain), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Charit Asalanka, Wanindu Hasarange, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chamira, La Praveen Jayarushanka Mahisha Thikshana.
Reserve players: Lahiru Kumara, Binru Fernando, Akil Dhananjay, Pulina Tharanga.
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