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Nuthyangana, Sewwandi and Methtananda named in Sri Lanka’s squad for girls’s Asia Cup

2022-09-21 07:06:36


Sri Lanka have made three adjustments to the facet that travelled to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Video games in July-August, as they named their 15-member squad for subsequent month’s Asia Cup.

Twenty-year-old Nuthyangana, who will deputise for Anushka Sanjeewani behind the stumps, has been earmarked as a expertise for the longer term, as has 21-year-old Sewwandi who will take up the left-arm seamer spot vacated by Prabodhani. Methtananda, in the meantime, is in line to make simply her second look for Sri Lanka, having made her first again in 2019.
Of the adjustments, the one enforced one is that of the highly-rated allrounder Gunaratne, who’s affected by a suspected stress fracture on her again. Sri Lanka Cricket would have ideally preferred to have included her, however a current MRI had highlighted the harm; SLC determined relatively than threat aggravating the harm, to as an alternative deal with having her match for the inaugural Underneath-19 Ladies’s T20 World Cup in January in South Africa.

Each Kanchana and Prabodhani in the meantime have been omitted on account of poor current type, although the latter’s sport time can be understood to being managed together with her having turned 37 simply this month.

The remainder of the facet stays unchanged, with Chamari Athapaththu main a squad consisting of batters Hasini Perera and Harshitha Samarawickrama, and allrounders Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Malsha Shehani and Methtananda, in addition to Sanjeewani and Nuthyangana.

Sewwandi would be the lone frontline seamer within the squad, with the likes of Achini Kulasuriya, Methtananda, Nilakshi and Shehani in a position to chip in with their medium tempo.

It is on the spin-bowling entrance although that Sri Lanka are comparatively effectively lined, as they may have the ability to name on veteran left-arm spinners Inoka Ranaweera and Sugandika Kumari, in addition to all-round choices within the type of Athapaththu, Dilhari and Ranasinghe. There’s additionally Rashmi Silva, an thrilling 21-year-old right-arm leg spinner, who’s in line to make her T20I debut throughout the tour.

The Ladies’s T20 Asia Cup will happen from October 1 to fifteen in Bangladesh, with Sri Lanka set to tackle India on the opening day.

Sri Lanka squad: Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Kaveesha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Kaushani Nuthyangana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Malsha Shehani, Madushika Meththananda, Inoka Ranaweera, Rashmi Silva, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Tharika Sewwandi.

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