Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Test captain Dinesh Chandimal will lead Team Sri Lanka at the highly anticipated T10 Cricket League taking place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 14-17 December.
A reworked team under his command is preparing for this dynamic version of the game. Currently leading the team in India this versatile and acknowledged right-handed batsman will bring his acumen and experience as a former national captain of the one dayers and T20 teams for Sri Lanka and position himself as a formidable opponent for the other five contenders.
The fact that the country’s test captain has been given the responsibility of spearheading the side in the inaugural T10 speaks volumes for the credibility of the format and the seriousness with which this tourney is being taken at the top level.
Their first match for Chandimal and his boys to test their mettle will be against the Maratha Arabians at 6 pm on Friday the 15th.
Backing their skipper in the list released by the Sri Lankan cricket board are hard hitting and part time legspinner Dilshan Munaweera and middle order bat Kithruwan Vithanage who made his mark in the under 19 side.
Also strengthening the side are Angelo Perera who jumpstarted his career with a century for the under 19s against Bangladesh in 2009 and lefthander Shehan Jayasuriya .
Team members also include Nipun Karunanayake, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Madushanka, Vishva Fernando, Sachithra Senanayaka, Alankara Asanka, Ramik Rambukwella, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Shehan Madushanka Devapurag and, Lahiru Gedara.
The Directors for the Colombo team, Kashif Rijas Shahzad and Vijay Vyas, expressed their delight with the team’s make up and were confident that much talent would emerge during these four intense days.
Supported by Former Sri Lankan cricketers Avishka Gunawardana and Nuwan Zoysa in their capacity as head coach and bowling coach respectively the Directors are planning their strategy for this unique venture.