Shanaka retained as captain, Hasaranga out

ODI series against Zimbabwe

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Dasun Shanaka



All-rounder Dasun Shanaka has been retained as captain of Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting on 16 January at Pallekele.

The second and third ODIs will also be played at the same venue on 18 and 21 January.

Shanaka’s selection for the series was in some doubt after he was struck down with COVID-19 on 26 December, but he has been declared fit to play having recovered from the virus.

Two other Sri Lankan white-ball cricketers whose fitness’ were in doubt are Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga.

While Perera has been selected in the 20-member squad subject to fitness, Hasaranga has been ruled out of the series.

Perera is recovering from a long-standing shoulder injury while Hasaranga has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury sustained during the LPL final playing for Jaffna Kings against Galle Gladiators.

The squad has been sent for ratification to the Sports Minister. – (ST)