Dinesh Chandimal, who missed the 2nd test due to an injury will not take part in the 3rd test match vs England, as he is still recovering from the injury. Accordingly, Dhanushka Gunathilake will come in as the replacement for Chandimal for the 3rd test match. Charith Asalanka; who was brought in for the 2nd test match in place of Chandimal, will not be a part of the squad for the next game. Suranga Lakmal will captain the 3rd Test Match.
Akila Dananjaya Akila Dananjaya is scheduled to travel to Australia on the 20th November (tonight), 2018 to take part in the ‘’Bowling Action Assessment” The test will take place on the 23rd November at the National Cricket Center, Brisbane. · Nishan Peiris included in the test squad In place of Akila Dananjaya, the selectors have included Spinner Nishan Peiris into the Sri Lanka Test Squad to face England in the 3rd Test Match.
Captain Dinesh Chandimal; who suffered a groin strain during the 1st day of the 1st test match will be out for two weeks. Charith Asalanka comes in as the replacement. Asalanka was not in the standby list. In the absence of Chandimal, the test team will be captained by Suranga Lakmal.
Dinesh Chandimal Skipper Dinesh Chandimal suffered a groin strain during the 1st day of the ongoing 1st test match played between Sri Lanka and England at the Galle Cricket Stadium. He is currently under observation and is not yet ruled out of the game. Galle Test Match Tickets sold out Tickets for all 5-days of the ongoing 01st test match; played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium is already sold out.
Rangana Herath met the media this evening at Galle. He will play his final international game tomorrow in Galle Cricket Ground, when Sri Lanka takes on England in the 1st Test of the series.
Media Release 05th November, 2018 Lahiru Kumara, who was in the 16 member test squad to face England in the three match series, has been found guilty of breaching the code of conduct of the team. Accordingly, the team management decided to replace him. Dushmantha Chameera comes in as the replacement, with immediate effect.
Kusal Janith Perera and Akila Dananajaya has been taken out of the T20 squad and replaced with Sadeera Samarawickrema and Amila Aponso. Kusal Janith is still recovering from his injury suffered during the ODI series, while Akila Dananjaya is also suffering from a leg injury, occurred during the 5th ODI.
Media Release 22nd October, 20181 The following Sri Lanka squad was approved by the Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa to play the T20I match vs England. The match will be played at the RPICS, Colombo on the 27th October, 2018. 1 Thisara Perera – Captain 2 Dinesh Chandimal 3 Niroshan Dickwella 4 Kusal Janith Perera 5 Kusal Mendis 6 Dhananjaya De Silva 7 Dasun Shanaka 8 Kamindu Mendis 9 Isuru Udana 10 Lasith Malinga 11 Dushmantha Chameera 12 Akila Dananjaya 13 Kasun Rajitha 14 Nuwan Pradeep 15 Lakshan Sandakan Standby 1 Amila Aponso 2 Sadeera Samarawickrama 3 Shehan Jayasuriya 4 Shehan Madushanka
Media Release 22nd October, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Mr. Rangana Herath following a discussion he had with the SLC CEO and the selectors, notified his retirement from test cricket, after the 1st test match, in Galle against England. “We respect and support Rangana’s decision. Even though his retirement will be a big loss for Sri Lanka Cricket. We wish to thank him for the invaluable contribution he has made to Sri Lanka Cricket;” said Ashley De Silva; CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Media Release 17th October, 2018 Kusal Perera Kusal Janith Perera will miss the remainder of the Sri Lanka – England ODI Series, due to an injury, he suffered during the 2nd ODI. Kusal Mendis comes into the squad as the replacement.
Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below test squad to play the 3 match series against the visiting England team. Dinesh Chandimal – Captain Dimuth Karunaratne Kaushal Silva Kusal Mendis Angelo Mathews Dhananjaya De Silva Roshen Silva Dilruwan Perera Rangana Herath Malinda Pushpakumara Akila Dananjaya Suranga Lakmal Kasun Rajitha Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness) Lakshan Sandakan Niroshan Dickwella Standby players Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Thirimanne Jeffrey Vandersay Kusal Janith Perera Nishan Peiris
Media Release 26th September; 2018 Honorable Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa approved the below ODI squad to play the 5 match series against the visiting England team. 1 DINESH CHANDIMAL- CAPTAIN 2 UPUL THARANGA 3 SADEERA SAMARAWICKRAMA 4 NIROSHAN DICKWELLA 5 DHANANJAYA DE SILVA 6 DASUN SHANAKA 7 THISARA PERERA 8 AKILA DANANJAYA 9 DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA 10 LASITH MALINGA 11 AMILA APONSO 12 LAKSHAN SANDAKAN 13 NUWAN PRADEEP 14 KASUN RAJITHA 15 KUSAL JANITH PERERA Standbys 1 Shehan Madushanka 2 Kusal Mendis 3 Dimuth Karunaratne 4 Suranga Lakmal 5 Jeffrey Vandersay
England Cricket Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 1st October, 2018 for a Bilateral Series, which will consist of 5 ODIs, 03 Test Matches and 01 T20 game.