Sri Lankan batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been dropped from the visitor’s 18-player squad for the upcoming T20I series against India. Rajapaksa, who was in that 18 player squad of the Sri Lankan team touring Australia for 5 T20Is, is left out as per the reports due to fitness concerns.
From the rest of the Sri Lankan squad which toured Australia, Avishka Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, and Ramesh Mendis won’t be a part of the T20Is against the Indian side due to injury issues and will fly back to Sri Lanka.
The talented Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who missed the previous 3 matches of the Sri Lankan team due to the COVID-19 positive test, is available for the three-match series against India.
Sri Lanka Cricket have also included a 21-year-old uncapped off-spinner Ashian Daniel, but with ‘subject to ministerial approval’.