Sri Lanka Cricket announced the T20I squad for the West Indies tour and appointed Dasun Shanaka as Sri Lanka’s T20I captain for the tour
All-rounder Dasun Shanaka has been appointed as the captain of the team for the three T20Is, starting at the Coolidge Cricket Ground from March 3
Dimuth Karunaratne will captain the team in three ODIs, starting at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium from 10 March.
Sri Lanka have two uncapped batsmen to choose from, Opener Pathum Nissanka and middle-order batsman Ashen Bandara have both been chosen in the 20-strong squad
Dilshan Madushanka, a 20-year-old fast bowler with only four senior matches on his record, is the other uncapped player in the squad
The 20-man squad will not be short on experience, with the likes of Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, and Niroshan Dickwella all included.
Dimuth Karunaratne (ODI c), Dasun Shanaka (T20I c), Danushka Gunathilake, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies T20I Fixtures:
1st T20I – 3 March, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
2nd T20I – 5 March, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
3rd T20I – 7 March, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Sri Lanka vs West Indies ODI Fixtures:
1st ODI – 10 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
2nd ODI – 12 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
3rd ODI – 14 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
Warm-up match – 17-18 March, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Sri Lanka vs West Indies Tests Fixtures:
1st Test – 21March – 25 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
2nd Test – 29 March – 2 April, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua