Under-19 World Cup 2014

Kusal Mendis to lead SL in U-19 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 13, 2014

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Kusal Mendis has been named captain of Sri Lanka's 15-member squad for the Under-19 World Cup, which begins next month in the UAE. Mendis captained the team during the recent ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, and scored 166 runs at an average of 41.50, including a century against Bangladesh and 52 against India.

The squad contains one survivor from the 2012 Under-19 World Cup in Australia in Anuk Fernando. The left-handed allrounder played only two matches, but has since assumed an important role for the side with his left-arm seam and his batting down the order.

Hashan Ramanayake, Harsha Rajapaksha and Hashan Vimarshana have replaced three members of the squad for the Asia Cup, where Sri Lanka lost to Afghanistan in their group, but recovered to make the semi-finals. They then lost to eventual champions India.

The team will be coached by Naveed Nawaz, who played for one Test and three ODIs for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka, who have been drawn in Group D alongside New Zealand, England and the hosts UAE, will begin their World Cup campaign against New Zealand in Sharjah on February 14. The team will undertake a training camp in Dambulla before leaving for the UAE.

Sri Lanka Under-19 squad: Kusal Mendis (capt), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Minod Bhanuka, Hashan Dumindu, Kavindu Kulasekara, Priyamal Perera, Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri, Hashan Ramanayake, Binura Fernando, Anuk Fernando, Hashan Vimarshana, AK Tyronne, Lakshan Jayasinghe, Ramesh Mendis, Harsha Rajapaksha

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Posted by android_user on (January 14, 2014, 2:59 GMT)

proud of u Kusal... proud to be a Cambrian!

Posted by Ash_Striker on (January 14, 2014, 2:33 GMT)

Where is Chamika Karunarathne? He has been dropped without giving any games in asia cup

Posted by android_user on (January 14, 2014, 2:10 GMT)

proud to be a Cambrian.. :)

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 17:12 GMT)

Proud Cambrians..Kusal will Lead Sri Lankan Team

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 17:02 GMT)

how come Ravin Sayer from Trinity is not in this squad? i thought he is probably the best left arm spinner around in the schools arena. Am i wrong?

Posted by RMCroos on (January 13, 2014, 16:43 GMT)

Good to see NAVEED coaching the team a superb batsman with out luck!!!!

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 13:39 GMT)

Anuk fernando did well on last series at asia cup. Where is that kid who scored 300+ runs and took 9 wickets in a ODI game?

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (January 13, 2014, 10:06 GMT)

Hope these young kids are trained on the importance of fitness and team work rather than playing for personal glory! What they learn in big matches is to play " not to lose " the match whilst man of the match and best batsman award are taken by one team and not the other! Result is not relavent in big matches in school.

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Players/Officials: Kusal Mendis | Anuk Fernando
Series/Tournaments: ICC Under-19 World Cup
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Tournament Results
Pakistan U19 v S Africa U19 at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 1, 2014
S Africa U19 won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
Aust U19 v England U19 at Dubai (CA) - Feb 28, 2014
England U19 won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
Afghan U19 v S Lanka U19 at Dubai (CA2) - Feb 27, 2014
Afghan U19 won by 5 wickets (with 172 balls remaining)
B'desh U19 v NZ U19 at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2014
B'desh U19 won by 77 runs
India U19 v W Indies U19 at Sharjah - Feb 27, 2014
India U19 won by 46 runs
UAE U19 v Zim U19 at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2014
Zim U19 won by 84 runs
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