De Mel to lead Sri Lanka at Under-19 World Cup
Sanitha de Mel, the medium-pacer who captained Sri Lanka Under-19 at the Asia Cup, will lead the squad in the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in August. Angelo Jayasinghe, the right-hand batsman, will be his deputy.
The selectors retained the 15-man squad that played the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka reached the semi-final of the tournament, which they lost to India. They are in Group D in the World Cup, along with South Africa, Bangladesh and Namibia and begin their campaign against Bangladesh on August 11.
Squad: Sanitha de Mel (capt), Angelo Jayasinghe (vc), Vidura Adikari, Amila Aponso, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Nimantha Fernando, Shehan Fernando, Tharindu Kaushal, Ranitha Liyanarachchi, Lahiru Madushanka, Chamod Pathirana, Sebastian Perera, Pulina Tharanga, Pabasara Waduge, Sandun Weerakkody (wk).
Players from the ten Full Member countries born on or after September 1, 1992, are eligible to participate in the Under-19 World Cup 2012, while the eligibility criteria for the six Associate and Affiliate members is September 1, 1991.