Under-19 World Cup 2016 December 23, 2015

SL include Charana Nanayakkara in U-19 World Cup squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Under-19s have retained their core team from the recent tri-nation series against India and England for the upcoming Under-19 World Cup which starts from January 27 in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka trimmed five members from the 19-member squad for the tri-nations series, but the only new inclusion in the side is Charana Nanayakkara. The squad will be captained by Charith Asalanka, who led Sri Lanka U-19s to the final of the recent triangular series, and was the leading run-scorer for Sri Lanka with 158 runs in five matches. Allrounder Shammu Ashan has been retained as vice-captain.

Sri Lanka are in Group B of the tournament's league stage, alongside Canada, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and will play their first match on January 28, against Canada.

Sri Lanka U-19 squad: Kaveen Bandara, Salindu Ushan, Shammu Ashan (vc), Charith Asalanka (capt), Avishka Fernando, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Charana Nanayakkara, Vishad Randika, Lahiru Samarakoon, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Jehan Daniel, Damitha Silva, Thilan Nimesh

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  • Lakpriya on December 23, 2015, 8:48 GMT

    this is a good squad that has the potential to finish amoung the top 4 teams in the competition. there will be close eyes on Asalanka and Ashan as both are already identified as ones for the future.

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