Sri Lanka pitch in for 5 match ODI against South Arica. The number of changes here, including the return of Upul Tharanga, Akila Dhananjaya and Isru Udana. Sri Lanka declared the ODI squad under the captaincy of Lasith Malinga.
Isru Udana returns to the team
Left-hander pacer Isru Udana was the obvious name after 7 years for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. This 31 years old Sri Lankan played his last ODI on Sri Lanka jersey on 2012. But his recent performances in list A and also against Ireland A team impressed the selectors.
Though This pacer picked eleven wickets against Ireland A team from the 5 ODI, made a position in the national team as well. The recent performance in BPL-19 may impress the selectors too. As this left-hander becomes a replacement of another pacer Vishwa Fernando, the taker of eight wickets on Durban test, absent on the squad.
Akila Dhananjaya cleared his action
As Akila Dhananjay has a clarification from Chennai, as he was suspected for bowling action. As Sri Lanka was in home series against England then the empires reported him as suspected bowling attack for flexing the elbow more than 15°, on the last year.
Another change for the Sri Lanka team
Experienced opener Upul Tharanga included the team, as he was in excellent form on Bangladesh Premier League BPL-19, for Dhaka Dynamites. That mainly convinced the selectors to cast his name. The newcomer Oshada Fernando, Kathmandu Mendis, Avishka Fernando, and Angelo Perera are the new name on the Sri Lanka team.
A number of players included in the 17 men Sri Lanka team, that proves some droppings as well. Danushka Gunathilaka, Asela Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera and Sadeera Samarickrama are the name was in the New Zealand tour but absent in South Africa as well.
Sri Lanka ODI team for South Africa
Lasith Malinga (c), Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (VC), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya. Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kathmandu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Isuru Udana, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan.
Therefore, Sri Lanka tried to rebuild their cricket structure. Finally, Sri Lanka pitch in for 5 match ODI against South Arica. Hope this Asian giant will back their forms and we’ll hear the roar of these lions again.