Sri Lanka’s check captain Dimuth Karunaratne are going to be proclaimed as skipper for the approaching independent agency Cricket tournament, Sri Lanka Cricket sources told The Island yesterday. Dimuth, WHO can flip thirty one on Sunday can meet the selectors these days to terminate alternatives of the globe Cup squad.Dimuth became the overwhelming option to lead the facet given the exemplary manner within which he captained the facet throughout Sri Lanka’s historic check series win in African nation this year.Fast bowler Lasith Malinga, WHO was appointed in December because the white ball captain, has been replaced when he did not win one game when twelve tries.
Speculation is rife that Malinga can announce his retirement from ODI cricket with immediate result. Malinga is presently in Republic of India representing Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League tournament. There’s little or no that SLC may do to reverse Malinga’s call as he’s not a contractile player.
The national choice panel has finalized most of the spots for the globe Cup and today’s meeting with the new captain is anticipated to be a mere formality.
Dimuth has not compete any ODI cricket for quite four years currently. There area unit question marks on why ordered choice panels unmarked him for shorter format of the sport as he was a part of the last tournament squad.
Dimuth has been Sri Lanka’s most flourishing check batter within the last four years and though there have been many opportunities to retain him within the ODI squad, ordered choice panels selected to undertake different gap batsmen with very little success.
Now, he not solely finds himself in ODI squad however asked to captain the team yet. Incidentally, Dimuth has featured in exactly seventeen ODIs. Angelo Mathews was the selectors’ overwhelming alternative once they set to get rid of Malinga. however the person WHO captained Sri Lanka within the last tournament in Australia and New Seeland turned down the supply thanks to variations with Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
The national cricket team can leave for European nation on the seventh of could in an exceedingly bid to adapt to the conditions.
Sri Lanka can play 2 ODIs against Scotland in Edinburgh before the globe Cup and can play 2 additional readying games against African nation and Australia before cricket’s curio event gets current on the thirtieth of could.
Sri Lanka’s gap fixture of the tournament is on the first of June in capital against New Seeland.