Lasith Malinga will return to lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand, while veterans Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera have been omitted from the 15-member squad announced on Saturday.
Niroshan Dickwella has been named vice-captain for the home series scheduled to commence on September 1.
Mathews and Perera, both aged 30, have been left out as Sri Lanka opted for a youthful set of players.
Sri Lanka T20I squad for New Zealand Series:— Sri Lanka Cricket ???? (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 2019
L Malinga – Captain
N Dickwella – Vice Captain
L Madushanka#SLvNZ https://t.co/kZmxre44sd
Danushka Gunathilaka is a notable addition to the Sri Lankan squad as his innovative stroke play has often been the center of attention.
Lasith Malinga (c), Niroshan Dickwella (vice-capt, wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka