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Sri Lanka Youth side departs for England

A 15-member Sri Lanka U19 team led by Charith Asalanka with Avishka Fernando who led Sri Lanka youths successfully in their recent home series against South Africa U19 as his deputy left the island in the early hours on Sunday for a month long tour of England.

Sri Lanka youths are due to play two four-day Youth Tests and three Youth ODIs during their tour. Charith who led Sri Lanka U19s in the ICC U19 World Cup in Bangladesh earlier this year and currently is on Sri Lanka A teams duty in England will join the party once rest of the team arrive in England.

Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga and Charith himself who did not play against South Africa were the new additions to this England-bound squad.

Before the teams departure, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala addressing the team and their parents at SL Cricket Head Quarters said It is a rare

opportunity to all of these 15 players to be a part of this tour to England.

Do your best and most importantly, play as a team and bring back glory to our country. Before you all break into the domestic scene, this will surely be a great stepping stone.

Full Squad Charith Asalanka (Captain) Richmond College, Galle/Galle CC Avishka Fernando (Vice-Captain) St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa Sammu Ashan Ananda College, Colombo Wanindu Hasaranga Richmond College, Galle/ SL Ports Authority CC Lahiru Kumara Trinity College, Kandy/NCC Jehan Daniel St. Josephs College, Colombo Damitha Silva Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

Navindu Nirmal St. AloysiusCollege, Galle Ashen Bandara St. AloysiusCollege, Galle Pathum Nissanka Isipathana College, Colombo Thisaru Rashmika Dilshan Trinity College, Kandy Mishane Silva St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa Praveen Jayawickrama St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa Dilan Jayalath Trinity College, Kandy/NCC Thilan Prashan St. Servatius College, Matara

Officials Nelson Mendis Chief-De-Mission

Roy Dias Head Coach Mahinda Halangoda Manager

Sarathchandra De Silva SLSCA Representative Ravindra Pushpakumara Bowling Coach Darshan Weerasinghe Trainer Ajantha Wattegama Physio

Fixtures

1st unofficial Test Sri Lanka U19 vs England U19 July 26,27,28,29 Cambridge

2nd unofficial Test Sri Lanka U19 vs England U19 August 3,4,5,6 Northampton

1st Youth ODI Sri Lanka U19 vs England U19 August 10th Wormsley

2nd Youth ODI Sri Lanka U19 vs England U19 August 13th Chelmsford

3rd Youth ODI Sri Lanka U19 vs England U19 August 16th Canterbury 


 

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