Kusals to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs ? : Sunday Times

May 2, 2021 at 2:49 PM

Kusal Janith Perera is tipped to replace Dimuth Karunaratne as ODI skipper while Kusal Mendis is likely to take over the position of vice captain according to a news report in Sunday Times Newspaper.

A senior SLC official told NewsWire last week that selectors are unlikely to consider senior players Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal and Thisara Perera for the upcoming limited overs tours.

According to the Sunday Times, Kusal Janith Perera is likely to take over the captaincy from Dimuth Karunaratne.

“If the captain cannot find an automatic place in the playing XI on merit of his performance, we are not keen on retaining him as captain. So we have weighed all options and ultimately it comes to Kusal Perera,” sources explained to Sunday Times.

Sri Lanka recently appointed a five-member new selection panel headed by former Sri Lanka fast bowler Pramodya Wickremasinghe and also brought Tom Moody as Director Cricket, a newly created position with wide ranging powers to make Sri Lanka cricket great once again.

Sri Lanka will travel to Bangladesh for a three match ODI series on May 15th and then to England for three ODIs and three T20s on June 8, 2021 (NewsWire)