Ayana Siriwardana to lead Sri Lanka U19 Board XI in India

2018

Isipathana College all-rounder Ayana Siriwardana has been named as the Captain of the Sri Lanka U19 Board President’s XI for the U19 Challenger Series in India.

After a disappointing outing in Malaysia where the young Lions were knocked out of the group stages of the U19 Asia Cup, the selectors have rested 9 players from that side allowing more players to perform and put their name up for selection for the upcoming ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand in January.

Siriwardana, a talented right-handed middle order batsman and an off-spinner represented Sri Lanka U19s in the home series against South Africa U19s last year.

SL U19 Board President’s XI will be playing three limited overs games against India Green, India Blue and India Red. It will be the first time that any foreign team will be playing the Challenger series.

The tournament will commence on 26th November and will go on till 2nd December. All four teams will play each other once before the two top teams enter the final to be played at Wankhede Stadium and the remaining two teams playing for the 3rd place game.

Fixtures

  • Sri Lanka Board President U19 XI vs India Green – 26th November – BKC Grounds, Mumbai
  • Sri Lanka Board President U19 XI vs India Red – 28th November – CCI Grounds, Mumbai
  • Sri Lanka Board President U19 XI vs India Blue – 29th November –BKC Grounds, Mumbai

Touring Squad

Ayana Siriwardana  (Captain) – Isipathana College, Vishwa Chathuranga – Prince of Wales’ College, Dhananjaya Lakshan – Richmond College, Galle, Kamil Mishara – Royal College, Colombo, Santhush Gunathilake – St. Peter’s College, Nishan Madushka – Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Nipun Dhananjaya – St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa, Nuwanidu Fernando – St. Sebastian’s College, Ravindu Sanjana – St. Aloysius’ College, Galle, Hareen Buddila – St. Aloysius’ College, Galle, Heshan Hettiarachchi – Mahanama College, Randir Ranasinghe – St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, Nipun Malinga – Mahinda College, Galle Nipun Lakshan – Thurstan College, Kalana Perera – S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia.