- Sri Lanka to play three T20 matches on Australia tour
- Sri Lanka team on tour to Pakistan won T20 series 3-0
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has announced a 16-member T20 squad for the tour of Australia. Fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who did not go to Pakistan tour, has once again got the command of the team. The team has to play three T20 matches on the tour. The young Sri Lankan team that toured Pakistan won the T20 series 3–0.
Batsmen Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Oshede Fernando, who performed well on the tour, have been retained in the squad. Apart from this, Kushal Mendis, Kushal Perera and Dikwela have returned. Shehan Jayasuriya and Shanaka also played well on the Pak tour. Spinner Hasarange had a great performance.
The first match of the tour will be played on 27 October
The team went on a Pak tour after 10 years, but 10 senior players refused to go on tour. The first match of the tour will be played on 27 October. Team: Malinga, Kushal Perera, Kushal Mendis, Dhanushka Gunatilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dikwela, Dhasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajpaksa, Oshede Fernando, Hasarange, Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Ishru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.
Trevor Bayliss , who won the World Cup, now becomes the coach of the T10 team
On the other hand, former coach Trevor Bayliss , who won the World Cup title to England, will now be seen as a coach in the T10 league. Recently, he left the post of England coach. He will be the coach of the Abu Dhabi team in the tournament from November 15. There are eight teams entering the tournament. Talking about the big players entering the tournament, big names like Lasith Malinga, Kiren Pollard, Mohammad Aamir, Moin Ali, Darren Sammy, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim are included