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36 year old player included in Sri Lankan T20 World Cup team, will play sixth WC


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Sri Lanka announces squad for T20 World Cup T20 World Cup will be organized from June 2 to 29 in West Indies and America.

New Delhi. Sri Lanka announced its 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup. In this mega tournament to be played in West Indies and America, the Sri Lankan team will be captained by experienced all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. The Sri Lankan team is full of star players. Experienced all-rounder Angelo Mathews also managed to make a place in the team for the World Cup, who returned to T20 International cricket after almost 3 years in January this year. Middle order batsman Charit Asalanka has been made the vice captain.

36-year-old Angelo Mathews will play his sixth T20 World Cup. Mathews was part of the Sri Lankan world-winning team in 2014. The Sri Lankan team also includes former limited overs captain Dasun Shanaka, current ODI captain Kusal Mendis and current Test captain Kusal Mendis. Sri Lankan team appears to be a balanced team. There are also plenty of all-rounders in the 15-member team. Hasaranga himself is a bowling all-rounder while Duniya Velalge, Dhananjay de Silva and Kamindu Mendis are also good bowling options. Mathews and Shanaka are two pace bowlers who provide all-rounder option in the team.

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Fast bowler Mathisha Pathirana, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, has been included in the Sri Lankan team. Pathirana got injured while playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. After being out of the tournament, this fast bowler returned back to Colombo. He played only six matches for Chennai in which he took 13 wickets. His economy rate was 7.68. Left arm fast bowler Dilshan Madhushanka has also been included in the team after recovering from a hamstring injury. Due to injury, he could not play in IPL. Captain Hasaranga is also making a comeback after recovering from injury. He also had to withdraw from IPL due to injury.

Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad for the World T20 is as follows: Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Charith Asalanka (vice-captain), Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Sadira Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjay de Silva, Mahish Theekshana, Dunith Vellaage, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Mathisha Pathirana. , Dilshan Madhushanka.

Reserve players: Asitha Fernando, Vijayakanth Viakanth, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Zenith Liyanage.

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