Wanindu Hasaranga To Be Appointed As Sri Lanka T20I Captain


While it has been confirmed that Dimuth Karunaratne will remain the Test Captain and Kusal Mendis as ODI captain.

Vishal Singh Dec. 30, 2023

Sri Lanka's preliminary squad for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against Zimbabwe has revealed Wanindu Hasaranga as the new T20I captain. Hasaranga, a spin-bowling all-rounder, had been absent due to an injury since his participation in the Lanka Premier League in August. He also missed the ODI World Cup and the Asia Cup earlier this year. His appointment as the T20I captain is a notable change for Sri Lankan Cricket.

What do Reports say?

“All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is tipped to be named the captain of the Sri Lanka T20 squad, while it has been confirmed that Dimuth Karunaratne will remain the Test Captain.” Report adedarana.

“The SLC Selection Committee is slated to meet again on Monday and make a decision ahead of Zimbabwe’s Tour of Sri Lanka in January 2024” the report added.

  • In the last few years, Hasaranga has played a significant role in Sri Lanka’s bowling line-up and topped the wicket charts during the Men’s ODI World Cup Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe earlier in the year, due to which Sri Lanka confirmed its spot for the biggest event in India.

Sri Lanka will now face Zimbabwe for the 3-match ODI series followed by 3 T20Is which is set to start from January 06. All the matches will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.

Hasaranga was released by the (RCB) this year and picked up Sunrisers Hyderabad in the mini-auction for Rs 1.50 crore.