Suranga Lakmal replaces Lahiru Kumara

Suranga Lakmal

In SL white-ball squad for WI tour

Suranga Lakmal will replace COVID19-positive pacer Lahiru Kumara within the white-ball leg of Sri Lanka’s upcoming tour of West Indies.

Kumara was a neighborhood of the 20-member squad originally picked by the Sri Lanka Cricket board and approved by the country’s sports ministry, but returned a positive test before departure that ruled him out of the limited-overs series. Meanwhile, Lakmal returns after having last played a limited-overs game for Sri Lanka on their 2019 tour of South Africa.

The national selection panel has opted for split captaincy and Dimuth Karunaratne will hand over the leadership duties to Dasun Shanaka, who has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new T20I skipper.

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