Sri Lanka drops Mathews from World Cup qualifiers
COLOMBO, June 9, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka's cricket board Friday named a
15-member squad for their World Cup qualifying matches in Zimbabwe, leaving
out former skipper Angelo Mathews.
The 36-year-old Mathews scored 12 runs from 21 balls in his last ODI at home
earlier this month, when Sri Lanka lost to Afghanistan by six wickets at
Hambantota in the first game of a three-match series.
The right-handed batter was dropped from the subsequent games, both won by
Sri Lanka's first qualifying match for the 2023 ODI World Cup is on June 19
against the United Arab Emirates at Bulawayo, followed by matches against
Oman, Ireland and Scotland.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (capt), Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne,
Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera
Samarawickrama, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera,
Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan