Shanaka named as T20I captain, Lakmal replaces Kumara

Sri Lanka have named a 20-man squad for the cross-legged leg of their tour of the West Indies.

The Sri Lankans will be without Lahiru Kumara for the white ball tour, with the sailor ruled out after a positive test for COVID-19. He has been replaced by fast soldier Suranga Lakmal.

All-round Dasun Shanaka has been confirmed as the side captain for all three T20Is, starting March 3 at Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG), taking the reins for the first time since October, 2019.

Dimuth Karunaratne will captain the teams in the three ODIs, starting March 10 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS).

The 20-man squad will not be short of experience, with the likes of Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella all included.

Sri Lanka have yet to name their squad for the two-match series that continues the same day.

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, Wanindsh Hasaranga, Raindu Nuaranga, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal


First T20I – March 3, CCG, Antigua

Second T20I – 5 March, CCG, Antigua

Third T20I – March 7, CCG, Antigua

First ODI – March 10, SVRS, Antigua

Second ODI – March 12, SVRS, Antigua

Third ODI – March 14, SVRS, Antigua

Warm-up match – March 17-18, CCG, Antigua

First trial – March 21-25, SVRS, Antigua

Second trial – March 29-April 2, SVRS, Antigua