The selection panel of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has picked a 15–member squad for a T20 to be played in South Africa. The squad for this T20 delegation has representatives from all regions.
Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Seekuge Prasanna, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunarathna, Sachith Pathirana, Lakshan Sadakan, and Nuwan Kulasekara are scheduled to fly out to South Africa tomorrow.
New on the T-20 the 23-year old Thikshila De Silva, is a hard hitting batsman who is also a right arm paceman. Apart from these players skipper Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva will remain in South Africa to make up the T- 20 squad.
The T20 match schedule for Sri Lanka vs South Africa:
20th January 2017 – Centurion
22nd January 2017 – Johannesburg
25th January 2017 – Cape Town
Srilanka T-20 Squad:
1. Angelo Mathews (Captain) 2. Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) 3. Danushka Gunathilaka 4. Seekuge Prasanna 5. Niroshan Dickwella 6. Suranga Lakmal 7. Nuwan Pradeep 8. Isuru Udana 9. Kusal Mendis 10. Dhananjaya de Silva 11. Asela Gunarathna 12. Sachith Pathirana 13. Lakshan Sadakan 14. Thikshila de Silva 15. Nuwan Kulasekara.