Sri Lanka ODI Squad Against Australia Series 2022 Announced
In January 2022, Bhanuka Rajapaksa abruptly announced his retirement from international cricket. Less than a week later, he backed away from his decision. For the first time since retiring, he has been called up to the ODI team. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a 21-member squad with Bhanuka Rajapaksa for the five-match ODI series against Australia 2022.
Sri Lanka will play a five-match ODI series against Australia. The SLC announced a preliminary squad of 26 members ahead of the series. Excluding five from that squad gave the original squad.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Pathum Nishanka have returned to the squad. Bhanuka Rajapaksa has opened the doors of the national team for himself by performing well in the IPL. Pathum Nishanka, who was not in the Test series against Bangladesh and India due to injury, has returned from injury.
There are new faces in the Sri Lanka squad for the series against Australia. Dunith Walege, who captained Sri Lanka in the last Under-19 World Cup, has been called up to the Sri Lankan squad for the first time.
Dashun Shanaka will captain the side in the ODI series against Australia. Kushal Perera will not be able to play against Australia due to injury.
Nuwan Thisara, Ashen Bandara, Janith Lianage, Dhananjaya Laxman and Shahan Arachchi have been dropped from the squad for the preliminary series against Australia. Sri Lanka last played an ODI series against Zimbabwe in January this year. The Lankans won the series by beating Zimbabwe 2-1.
Sri Lanka ODI Squad 2022
Dashun Shanaka (captain), Pathum Nishanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kushal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, , Mahesh Thiksana, Praveen Jayabikrama, Jeffrey Vandersi, Lahiru Madushanka, Dunith Walege, Promod Madushan.
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