Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs vs Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out for visitors

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 22:49 IST Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka 2019: Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the hosts in the 3-match ODI series (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh will miss captain Mashrafe Mortaza for the ODI seriesSri Lanka will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne in the 3-match ODI seriesTamim Iqbal will lead the touring side vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka announced a 22-member ODI squad for their 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh, starting July 26. Dimuth Karunaratne, who led the team at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has been named the captain of the side.The first of the 3 ODIs will be played on July 26, the second two days later and the final one on July 31 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal has been named captain of the Bangladesh ODI side for the Sri Lanka tour. Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out series due to a hamstring injury.Fast bowler Mortaza sustained the injury during the team’s final net session at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka, with Bangladesh set to depart for Sri Lanka on Saturday.”Mortaza injured his left hamstring during training today,” BCB senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement.”It is a recurrent injury that could take around three to four weeks to recover from. Therefore, he is ruled out from participation in sporting activity for a month.”Sri Lanka squad for ODI series vs BangladeshDimuth Karunarathna (captain), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimane, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathileke, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Madusanka.Also Read | Euro T20 Slam 2019 Draft: Full squads and players list of 6 teamsAlso Read | MS Dhoni has no immediate plans to retire, says longtime friendAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sri Lanka CricketFollow BangladeshFollow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow Mashrafe MortazaFollow ColomboFollow avishka fernando Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs vs Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out for visitorsSri Lanka and Bangladesh will play a 3-match ODI series, starting July 26 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka named a 22-member squad for the series on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

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