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ICC World Cup 2019 : Sri Lanka Announces Karunaratne Led 15-Man Squad

Sri Lanka announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, dumping former Captain Dinesh Chandimal from their team.

Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne will be the World Cup Captain in place of Lasith Malinga.

Sri Lankan selectors also axed wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, off-Spinner Akila Dananjaya, and Openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga from the 15-man squad.

Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, Leg-Spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and all-Rounders Milinda Siriwardana and Jeevan Mendis got places despite not playing an Odi for more than a year.

The 15-man squad included: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal.

The 1996 champions kick off their campaign against New Zealand in Cardiff on June 1.