Lahiru Kumara and Kamindu Mendis are called back by Sri Lanka for the ODI series against Bangladesh.

March 12, in Colombo With pace bowler Lahiru Kumara returning to the team after taking nine wickets in his last List A match, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday announced their 16-man ODI squad for their forthcoming series against Bangladesh.

Batting all-rounder Kamindu Mendis, who made an impression during the T201 series with Bangladesh, was added to the list of returnees.

Among the notable absences are veteran seamer Dushmantha Chameera, who is out for the season with an injury, and batsman Shevon Daniel, who has played in just two One-Day International squads. Dhananjaya de Silva, who leads the Test team, is also not included. But because of his inclusion, Kamindu is given preference over Shevon Daniel.

The team has off-spin bowling all-rounder Sahan Arachchige, who has been playing well both at bat and with the ball domestically, and opening batsman Pathum Nissanka, who has fully recovered from a hamstring injury, back in the lineup.

Sri Lanka has chosen a diverse seam bowling lineup that includes Dilshan Madushanka, Janth Liyanage, Chamika Karunaratne, and Pramod Madushan, in addition to Lahiru Kumara, who adds experience to the pace attack. Dasun Shanaka’s absence is noteworthy.

in the division of spin. The expected leaders are Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana, with Akila Dananjaya and left-arm spinning all-rounder Dunith Wellalage also in the running.

Sri Lanka hopes to maintain their winning momentum as they head into their first overseas series of 2024 after winning their ODI series against Zimbabwe and Afghanistan earlier in the year.

Wednesday is the scheduled date of the series opener in Chattogram. preparing the audience for a thrilling battle between the two sides.

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