Chathura Peiris to lead Sri Lanka Under-19s
Chathura Peiris, the left-arm seamer, will lead a 16-member Sri Lanka Under-19 squad for the tour of Australia next month. The team will play all five one-dayers in Darwin between October 2 and 11.
The first three games will be played at the Gardens Oval, while the last two will be at the Marrara Cricket Ground. The team last toured Australia in 2001, a tour which ended in a 3-0 victory in the Tests for the hosts and a 1-1 draw in the three match one-day series.
Former Sri Lanka batsman Naveed Nawaz will coach the side. In addition, former legspinner Upul Chandana has been appointed the fielding coach while Aravinda de Silva will travel with the team as the consultant coach.
The Sri Lankan youth team last played a one-day series this May in Bangladesh. The team, captained by Dinesh Chandimal, lost the ODIs 4-1.
Squad: Chathura Peiris (capt), Banuka Rajapakse (vice-capt), Nipun Karunanayake, Rumesh Buddika, Lahiru Jayaratne, Charith Jayampathy, Udara Jayasundara, Denuwan Rajakaruna, Adeesha Nanayakkara, Andre Berenger, Akshu Fernando, Kithruwan Vithanage, Danushka Gunathilaka, Saranga Rajaguru, Kasun Madushanka, Rushan Jaleel