Sri Lanka Drop Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera in T20 Against NZ
Sri Lanka drop the former skipper Angelo Mathews and all-rounder Thisara Perera from the team’s Twenty20 team for the three-match series against New Zealand While Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in T20 Against New Zealand. Veteran fast bowler pacer Lasith Malinga has been retained captain in the shortest format with Sri Lanka Cricket naming a 15-man squad for the series that begins on September 1 in Kandy. Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera, both 30, have been left out of the team that has Niroshan Dickwella as vice-captain.
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Thisara Perera played his last T20 against South Africa in March in Johannesburg. Angelo Mathews last appeared in a T20 match in Colombo against the away Proteas team last year.
Sri Lanka announced its T20 Squad that includes the following: Lasith Malinga (skipper), Niroshan Dickwella (vice-skipper), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitmara and Lahiruu, Lahiru Madushank.