Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka A in England
Upul Tharanga will lead a 16-man Sri Lanka A squad on a limited-overs tour of England and Ireland in July. They are slated to participate in a one-day tri-series involving England Lions and New Zealand A, before facing Ireland in a three-match bout, the last of which is on August 22. Four fifty-over games with county sides will gear them for the tour.
Tharanga, who has been in and out of the Sri Lanka limited-overs outfit, was reprised as captain despite losing the three-match unofficial Test series to England Lions in February at home.
Big-hitting allrounder Thisara Perera will serve as Tharanga's deputy. Perera, along with Ashan Priyanjan, Chaturanga de Silva and Kusal Perera was part of the senior squad which defeated England 3-2 in the ODI series recently.
Sri Lanka A squad Upul Tharanga (capt), Thisara Perera (vice-capt), Dushmantha Chameera, Chaturanga de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera, Priyamal Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ramith Rambukwella, Mahela Udawatte