Sri Lanka under-19 squad for the Bangladesh series which will be held from 26th October in Bangladesh has been announced by Sri Lanka Cricket with the approval of Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Honorable Harin Fernando.
There will be two squads with a few changes as the tour will include 5 Youth ODIs and 2 Four-day games. Both squads will be led by the all-rounder Nipuna Dananjaya from St. Joseph’s Vaz College who also led Sri Lanka U19s in the recently concluded Youth Asia Cup.
There are 3 changes in the One-day squad from the bunch who played in the youth Asia Cup. Wicket Keeper batsman Chihan Kalindu from Ma
One Day Squad
Nipun Dananjaya – Captain, Navod Paranavithana, Mohamed Shamaaz, Abhishek Kahaduwaarachchi, Ravindu Rasantha, Avishka Tharindu, Chamindu Piyumal Wijesinghe, Rohan Sanjaya, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Yasiru
Rodrigo, Dilshan Madushanka, Chihan Kal indu, Amshi De Silva, Sadun Tharaka Mendis, D ilum Sudheera Thilakaratne, Gamage Sonal Dinusha
In the Test squad, the selectors have made as many as 9 changes to the previous squad who won the series against Australia U19s 1-0 in January 2019.
In – Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Ravindu Rasantha, Chihan Kalin
du, Dunith Wellalage, Avishka Lakshan, Ruvin Peiris, Amshi De Silva, Avishka Perera, MatheeshaPathirana
Out – Avishka Tharindu, Mohommad Shamaz, Nav
od Paranavithana, Praveen Nimesh, Ashain Daniel, Kamil Mishara, Dilum Sudeera, Roshan Sanjaya
Interestingly, Nalanda Skipper Avishka Perera and Matheesha Pathirana who made waves on social media recently with Malinga-like slinging bowling have received their maiden national U19 call-ups.
Nipun Dananjaya – Captain, Chamindu Wickramasing
he, Thveesha Abhishek, RavinduRasantha, Sonal Dinusha, Chih anKalindu, Lakshan Gamage, Dun ith Wellalage, Raveen De Silva, Avishka Lakshan, Dilsha n Madushanka, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Ruvin Peiris, Amsh i De Silva, Avishka Perera, Matheesha Pathirana
After not making the finals of Asia Cup 2019, this series will be a crucial tour for the Nipun Dananjaya led Sri Lanka youth cricketers as a much-needed preparatory series for the upcoming U19 World Cup which will be held in South Africa in January 2020.
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