Rajapaksa opts for break from ODI cricket as Sri Lanka announce squad for Afghanistan series

Bhanuka Rajapaksa has withdrew from the Afghanistan series, demanding a break from one-day internationals after Sri Lanka named the team.

Sri Lanka picked a 16-man squad for the three-match series against Afghanistan. However, immediately after the announcement, Bhanuka Rajapaksa asked that he be withdrawn from the Sri Lanka Cricket squad because he wants to take a sabbatical from the 50-over format.

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Bhanuka Rajapaksa is being rested

As a result, Sri Lanka Cricket has granted his plea. Dunith Wellalage, a left-arm orthodox bowler, keeps his spot in the team following a strong debut against Australia earlier this year, when he picked up 9 wickets in five matches, averaging 22.33.

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Meanwhile, Dananjaya Lakshan is given another chance despite appearing in his sole international encounter over a year ago. The team was released pending the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs’ approval. Standings of the Cricket World Cup Super League. The series will begin on November 25th, and all three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) will be contested in Kandy, with critical Cricket World Cup Super League points on the line.

Sri Lanka ODI squad:

  1. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  2. Pathum Nissanka
  3. Dhananjaya de Silva
  4. Charith Asalanka
  5. Dinesh Chandimal
  6. Kusal Mendis
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga
  8. Dunith Wellalage
  9. Dananjaya Lakshan
  10. Kasun Rajitha
  11. Maheesh Theekshana
  12. Pramod Madushan
  13. Asitha Fernando
  14. Ashen Bandara
  15. Lahiru Kumara

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