Tharanga named SL skipper for tri-series

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Sri Lanka will be captained by batsman Upul Tharanga during the ODI tri-series against Zimbabwe and the West Indies, as Angelo Mathews is injured.

Mathews (leg) and vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal (thumb) are both missing from the squad due to injuries, so Kusal Perera will be Tharanga’s deputy in Zim this month.

Veteran paceman Nuwan Kulasekrara has been recalled to fill the void of Mathews’ bowling, while Jeffrey Vandersay has been recalled as well.

Asela Gunaratne and Lahiru Kumara, who made their Test debuts against Zimbabwe, are in line to make their ODI bows as well.

The series starts on 14 November.

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga (capt), Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dasun Shanaka, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Jeffery Vandersay

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