Sri Lanka squad against Afghanistan officially announced. Minister's Approval pending. Bhanuka will be released from the Squad.
Kandy: The Sri Lankan squad against Afghanistan is officially announced by the Sri Lanka Cricket short while ago.
However, the sports minister's approval for this squad has not yet been received.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa has withdrawn from squad. Sri Lanka Cricket says that Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be released from the squad as per his request.
Below is the statement issued by Sri Lanka Cricket.
24th November 2022
The Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee selected the following 16-member squad to play in the ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
The three-match One-Day International series will begin on November 25, 2022 at the PICS, Kandy.
1. Dasun Shanaka - Captain
2. Pathum Nissanka
3. Dhananjaya de Silva
4. Charith Asalanka
5. Dinesh Chandimal
6. Kusal Mendis
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. Dunith Wellalage
9. Dananjaya Lakshan
10. Kasun Rajitha
11. Maheesh Theekshana
12. Pramod Madushan
13. Asitha Fernando
14. Ashen Bandara
15. Lahiru Kumara
16. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
In the meantime, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has requested that Sri Lanka Cricket release him from the current squad, as he wants to take a break from ODI cricket.
Accordingly, Rajapaksa will be released from the squad.
The squad was released pending approval from the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs.