AUS vs SL: Rumesh Ratnayake appointed interim coach for Sri Lanka Tour of Australia;

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AUS vs SL: Rumesh Ratnayake appointed interim coach for Sri Lanka Tour of Australia;

AUS vs SL: Rumesh Ratnayake was appointed as the interim coach of the National Team for the upcoming Sri Lanka Tour of Australia.

Ratnayake appointed by the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket. After consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Ratnayake will not travel to Australia with the team. But will join before the 1st T20I game. As he is currently in self-isolation having tested positive for Covid 19.

Earlier, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis reinstated into the Sri Lankan T20I squad for the five-match series against Australia. After serving one-year suspensions for violating COVID-19 procedures during a tour of England last year.

However, Niroshan Dickwella, the third player on the tour suspended for a similar offence, has left out of the squad. Therefore, Sri Lanka’s series against Australia begins on February 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Squad:

Dasun Shanaka (C), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Kamil Mishara, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Shiran Fernando.

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