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  • Listed: November 18, 2018 11:16 pm


Jayapoker – – Defending champions Sri Lanka aforesaid Lasith Malinga was stepping mastered as senior pilot of their Mankind Twenty20 slope Tuesday later on the team’s disastrous Asia Cupful showing, with Angelo Mathews to sea captain the team in Bharat.

The promulgation comes only when hours later on Sri Lanka’s Sports Government minister Dayasiri Jayasekera ravaged the board of selectors and appointed a fresh line-up headed by old histrion Aravinda de Sylva.

In a beseech group discussion in Colombo, Jayasekera habitual that injury-overrun Malinga was besides beingness replaced, merely the chair of the Sri Lankan room insisted it was the old stager debauched bowler’s have determination.

Defending champions Sri Lanka proclaimed Lasith Malinga was stepping go through as senior pilot of their Worldly concern T20 pull ©Lakruwan Wanniarachchi (AFP/File)

“Last night we finalised the new squad and informed the ICC (International Cricket Council). We have appointed Mathews as captain and (Dinesh) Chandimal as vice-captain,” said Jayasekera.

“Malinga will be the 15th in the squad,” he told reporters in the lead of the team’s going for India afterwards Tuesday.

Malinga presided all over a gloomy viewing by Sri Lanka in the Asia Transfuse where they were beaten by the hosts, little-fabricated Bangladesh, and alone simply scraped retiring the Conjunct Arabian Emirates.

While Sri Lanka won the last-place World Twenty20 in Bangla Desh in 2014, the team has been disadvantageously faded by the retirements of champion batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

They are eighth in the T20 rankings and few commentators undergo presumption them practically desire of successfully defending their form of address in the sixth version of the format’s Earth championship, which begins late Tuesday in India.

Malinga, who has been struggling with a genu injury, solely played one rival in the Asia Cupful in Bangladesh where he hinted that he was considering retirement.

The 32-year-sure-enough has a yearn history of hurt problems and gave up Examination cricket in 2010 as he was unable to hold up the rigours of five-mean solar day matches.

Thilanga Sumathipala, United States President of Sri Lanka Cricket, told reporters that he hoped Malinga would be able to bowlful in Republic of India only he was cool down or so his chances of playacting a wax start out.

“He opted to offer to step down as captain. We have kept him in the squad so that he can play at least one match in the tournament,” said Sumathipala, WHO insisted Sri Lanka could causal agent an overturn in Bharat.

“We still believe we have a very good chance of winning the world cup with this combination,” he aforementioned.

“I think we still have a good chance of coming back as the champion T20 team.”

– Stars go out nullity –

All-rounder Mathews is already the police chief of the Sri Lankan Test side, which is as well struggling to get by since the passing of Jayawardene and Sangakkara, who has been appointed as a chooser.

Sangakkara aforesaid although the Sri Lanka team was finalised – just a few hours before the team up left wing for India, it should not be an emergence.

“Even in 2014, when we won the T20 World Cup, we did not know who was in the squad until the night before we left (for the tournament),” Sangakkara aforesaid.

“What the team needs now is your support, love, understanding and proper guidance,” Sangakkara said. “There is a responsibility on the players to make sure they execute.”

The turmoil in the captainship and among the selectors is one of these days another concern for the team’s New four-in-hand William Franklin Graham Ford, World Health Organization started his 2nd while in accusation lowest month.

Sri Lanka’s redoubtable habitation criminal record took a come to most recently twelvemonth with serial defeats against the visiting Red Indian and Islamic Republic of Pakistan sides.

The islanders and then traveled to Unexampled Zealand where they were outplayed in completely forms of the biz in a hitch soured by allegations of boozing parties and squabbling.

Although they did win the low spunky – of a three-equal serial publication against India endure month they were then outclassed in the succeeding deuce rubbers.

Sri Lanka are due to get their defense team of the Mankind Twenty20 trophy on Wednesday, Border district 17, when they playact unitary of the deuce minnows World Health Organization are winning separate in a prelim rotund winning place this workweek.

Angelo Mathews bequeath skipper Sri Lanka at the World Twenty20 in India ©Lakruwan Wanniarachchi (AFP/File)

Sri Lanka won the final Creation Twenty20 in East Pakistan in 2014 but wealthy person been seriously thinned by the retreat of leading hitter Kumar Sangakkara (centre) ©Lakruwan Wanniarachchi (AFP/File)

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