BAN vs SL: Sri Lanka squad for tour of Bangladesh announced, Kusal Perera to lead 18-member team

Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, BAN vs SL: Sri Lanka Cricket Board announced the squad for the Bangladesh tour on Wednesday. The 18-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League series will be led by Kusal Janith Perera. SLC has earlier sacked Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal to make way for new faces. Kusal Mendis will be the vice-captain of the team. The team leaves for Bangladesh on 16 May for the three-match ODI series.

Perera, the new skipper, has represented the Islanders in 101 ODIs and amassed 2825 runs with an average of 31.04. The 30-year-old has also played 19 Tests and 46 T20Is. He was a member of the 2014 ICC World T20 winning team and made important contributions back then.

Mendis, meanwhile, averages 30.52 in the 76 ODIs he has played for his country. The SLC has appointed the new leaders keeping the 2023 World Cup in mind.

Sri Lanka squad vs Bangladesh, BAN vs SL: 

Kusal Janith Perera – Captain, Kusal Mendis – Vice-Captain,Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Niroshan Dickwella, Dushmantha Chameera, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernand

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh fixture

Dates

Match Details

Time and Venue

May 23 (Sun)

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka @12:30 PM

May 25 (Tue)

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka @12:30 PM

May 28 (Fri)

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

12:30 PM

 

BAN vs SL: Sri Lanka to play England and India

After this short tour, the Islanders will travel to England for six white-ball games. They will then return home in July to host India’s second-string team for a T20 and ODI series.

The Bangladesh series will be testing waters for Perera’s leadership skills. A good performance in the ODIs could help Sri Lanka rise in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League standings.