23rd December, 2017
Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selectors have picked a preliminary squad of 23 players to select the ODI squad for the upcoming Bangladesh tour and have asked those players not to play domestic cricket, until the team’s departure for the tour.
“The players were asked not to play domestic cricket following a request made by the Head Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and we complied with that,” said Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala, President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The move is aimed at helping the new coach to have quality time with the players. Training will commence on the 28th December, 2017 and the venue and time would be notified to the players in due course.
The preliminary 23 member ODI squad is named below.
1. Thisara Perera 2. Upul Tharanga 3. Danushka Gunathilaka 4. Kusal Mendis 5. Dinesh Chandimal 6. Angelo Mathews 7. Kusal Perera 8. Asela Gunaratne 9. Niroshan Dickwella 10. Sadeera Samarawickrama 11. Suranga Lakmal 12. Nuwan Pradeep 13. Dasun Shanaka 14. Lahiru Gamage 15. Vishwa Fernando 16. Dushmantha Chameera 17. Shehan Madushanka 18. Lahiru Kumara 19. Akila Dananjaya 20. Jeffrey Vandersay 21. Amila Aponso 22. Lakshan Sadakan 23. Chaturanga De Silva