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Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka to lead teams to Pakistan

Daily News 2019-09-10 12:29:03

Ten players including several seniors have pulled out of the tour to Pakistan starting later this month.

Among the ten are Sri Lanka’s one-day captain Dimuth Karunaratne and T20I skipper Lasith Malinga.

Others include  former captain Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella,  Kusal Perera,  Dhananjaya de Silva,  Thisara Perera,  Akila Dhananjaya,  Suranga Lakmal and Dinesh Chandimal.

The tour will begin with the ODI games starting from 27 September. All three ODI matches will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi. SLC president Shammi Silva said Karunaratne would be replaced by 30-year-old Lahiru Thirimanne as ODI skipper, while the T20 team is expected to be guided by Dasun Shanaka.