Asalanka to lead SL Emerg­ing Team to SA

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

For­mer Rich­mond Col­lege Skip­per Charith Asalanka has been se­lected to lead the Sri Lanka Emerg­ing Team for the tour of South Africa which is sched­uled to get un­der­way from June 29.

Asalanka will lead both the ODI and 4-day Squad which com­prises play­ers of the cal­i­bre of Minod Bhanuka, Ka­mindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratn­e, Pathum Nis­sanka, Asitha Fer­nando, Ashen Bandara and young Kalana Per­era who have been in­cluded in both the squads.

The other no­table inclusions are La­sith Em­buldeniya, Ha­sitha Boy­agoda, Amila Aponso and Sandun Weer­akkody.

The Sri Lanka Emerg­ing Team will be in­volved in a Tri­an­gu­lar Se­ries with the South Africa Emerg­ing Team and the Univer­sity Sports South Africa Team.

The two 4-day matches are slot­ted to be played from July 18 to 21 at Sen­wes Park and from July 25 to 28 at Tuks Oval.

The Tri­an­gu­lar Se­ries sched­ule:

June 29: Sri Lanka Emerg­ing vs South Africa Emerg­ing. July 1: Sri Lanka Emerg­ing vs South Africa Univer­sity Sports. July 5: Sri Lanka Emerg­ing vs South Africa Univer­sity Sports. July 6: Sri Lanka Emerg­ing vs South Africa Emerg­ing. July 9: Sri Lanka Emerg­ing vs South Africa Univer­sity Sports. July 10: Sri Lanka Emerg­ing vs South Africa Emerg­ing. July 14: fi­nal. One Day Squad:

Charith Asalanka (Cap­tain), Sandun Weer­akkody, Pathum Nis­sanka, Minod Bhanuka, Sammu Ashan, Ka­mindu Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratn­e, Asitha Fer­nando, Kalana Per­era, Dil­shan Madu­sanka, Lahiru Madu­sanka, Amila Aponso, Ramesh Mendis and Sangeeth Cooray.

4-Day Squad:

Charith Asalanka (Cap­tain), Ha­sitha Boy­agoda, Pathum Nis­sanka, Lahiru Udara, Minod Bhanuka, Ka­mindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratn­e, Asitha Fer­nando, Kalana Per­era, Mo­hamed Shi­raz, Je­han Daniel, La­sith Em­buldeniya, Nishan Peiris, Pro­mod Maduwan­tha and Ashen Bandara.

Charith Asalanka

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