At a selection committee meeting held on the the following 16 player squad were selected for the first two ODIs against New Zealand to be played later this month. The squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) Lahiru Thirimanne Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Lasith Malinga Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Ashan Priyanjan Minister of Sports Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the above Squad.
Experienced pace bowler Kyle Mills will captain the New Zealand for their tour of Sri Lanka following the return of the injured Kane Williamson. The Auckland Aces 34-year-old will captain his country for the first time during the three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches starting on 10 November in Hambantota. Mills has played 153 ODIs for New Zealand and is a key member of the New Zealand leadership group. New Zealand Cricket General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar says Rob Nicol will replace Williamson in the squad, while his Canterbury Wizards team-mate Andrew Ellis has been called up due to a back injury to Otago bowler Ian Butler. “It’s disappointing that Ian’s back didn’t settle in time for the… Read More →
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and batsman Ross Taylor will miss the limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka, which starts on November 10, in order to prepare for the home series against West Indies. Luke Ronchi and Ian Butler will join the New Zealand squad in Sri Lanka, while Kane Williamson will captain the team in McCullum’s absence. New Zealand ODI and Twenty20 squad for Sri Lanka tour: Kane Williamson – Northern Knights (captain) Corey Anderson – Northern Knights Ian Butler – Otago Volts Anton Devcich – Northern Knights Grant Elliott – Wellington Firebirds Tom Latham – Canterbury Wizards Mitchell McClenaghan – Auckland Aces Nathan McCullum – Otago Volts Kyle Mills – Auckland Aces Adam Milne – Central Stags Colin Munro –… Read More →
At a selection committee meeting held on the 09 October 2013 the following 24 player squad were selected for the above series. Angelo Mathews (Captain – ODI) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunarathna Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Lahiru Thirimanna Dinesh Chandimal (Captain – T20I) Ashan Priyanjana Kithruwan Withanage Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Tissara Perera Rangana Herath Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekkuge Prasanna Chathuranga De Silva Isuru Udana Ramith Rambukwella Dilruwan Perera Milinda Siriwardana