The Lions revealed T20 squad for South Africa series

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | 0

The Lanka cricket board has recently revealed the complete team squad for upcoming T20I series against South Africa where the Lions is currently visiting South Africa. They will play three matches T20I series  there against Proteas and their squad consists of fifteen players. Couple of new players have also added their whose are waiting to make their T20 debut. 23 years old, Thikshila de Silva is one of them who yet to make any international match but included in T20 squad against SA. He is an all – rounder who is best in batting. Lakshan Sandakan is the another one who is also waiting for his T20I debut. Though, he already made three Test appearances for the national team along with an one day international match.

The Lions revealed T20 squad for South Africa series

However, the Lankan cricket board has announced almost fifteen players name where seven are almost new in this series whose were not participate in last Test series against South Africa. Niroshan Dickwella is one of the seven who played almost three international T20 matches but scored only three runs though he played as a wicketkeeper batsman. He played last T20 against Pakistan in March, 2016. Almost 10 months later he has got another chance and waiting eagerly to prove himself this time.

Seekkuge Prasanna is a bowling all – rounder who also made T20I debut and played total 8 international T20 matches. He has been recalled by the team management and keep him among fifteen players squad.

Along with Seekkuge Prasanna, Isuru Udana and Nuwan Kulasekara are also selected for the upcoming series. Asela Gunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka and Sachith Pathirana are the three rest players which are also called by the Lankan board.

However, current tour of Sri Lanka is not passing very good where they have faced a whitewash by South Africa this time in Test series where they played three long forma matches. It has cleared that the Lions batting side is much weaken than the Proteas which suffered them a terrible lost. So, in upcoming T20 series, they have brought some change in their fifteen players squad. Let’s take a look below where we present the complete T20 squad of the Lions.


# Sri Lanka Team Squad: Angelo Mathews (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Isuru Udana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Thikshila de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal.

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