Priyanjan to captain Board XI in T20 warm-up against New Zealand

New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2019

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Ashan Priyanjan is set to lead the Board President’s XI side against the touring New Zealanders in a T20 Warm-up game to be held on the 29th of August at the Marians Cricket Grounds in Katunayake.

The 12-man squad includes 7 players picked in the T20 squad for Sri Lanka’s 3-match series against the visiting Kiwis, which is set to commence on the 1st of September. The likes of Shehan Jayasuriya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Madushanka and Danushka Gunathilake will be keen to put in a good performance in the warm-up game as they vie for spots in the Sri Lankan XI come September.

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The squad

Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (Wicketkeeper), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Madushanka, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha

Of those picked in this line-up, Priyanjan, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Angelo Perera and Nuwan Pradeep do not feature in the national T20 squad for this tour.

All 3 T20Is between the BlackCaps and Sri Lanka will be held at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium.

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