Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka will take on hosts Zimbabwe in the inaugural ODI of the triangular series on November 14 at Harare.

By: PTI | Colombo | Published:November 6, 2016 3:08 pm
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Srilanka squad, sri lanka ODI squad, upul thranga, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, West Indies triangular series, Cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news Upul Tharanga will lead the Sri Lankan squad, while naming Kusal Janith Perera as the vice-captain for the upcoming series. (Source: File)

In the absence of regular skipper Angelo Mathews and vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal, left-hander batsman Upul Tharanga has been appointed to lead Sri Lanka in the ODI triangular series in Zimbabwe, which also involves West Indies.

The national selectors have decided to appoint the 31-year-old veteran to lead the 15-member squad, while naming Kusal Janith Perera as the vice-captain for the upcoming series.

Sri Lanka will take on hosts Zimbabwe in the inaugural ODI of the triangular series on November 14 at Harare.

Squad: Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga (Capt), Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunarathne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dasun Shanaka, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Jeffery Vandersay.