India vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga out of T20 squad, Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Thirimanne rested

first_imgSri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga has not been picked in the Sri Lanka squad for the three-match T20I series against India, starting December 20.Along with the team changes, Sri Lanks’s new coach Chandika Hathurusingha will take charge of the team from Nic Pothas.The list, ratified by Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera, however, stated that Malinga has been rested without divulging any valid reason.Last week, Malinga had left the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) early due to personal reasons, despite his team Rangpur Riders playing the final.Senior players Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been rested while Vishwa Fernando and Dasun Shanaka have replaced them in the squad.The first match will be played at Cuttack on December 20 followed by matches in Indore and Mumbai on December 22 and 24 respectively.Sri Lanka T20I Squad: Thisara Perera (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Dananjaya De Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Dusmantha Chameera.(Courtesy: IANS)last_img read more