Sri Lanka cricket board have made two changes to their original 15-member squad for ICC World Twenty20 2016. The newly appointed selection committee headed by former Sri-Lanka captain Arvinda De Silva, have added Lahiru Thirimanne and Suranga Lakmal to replace Jeffrey Vandersay and Niroshan Dickwella in WT20 title defending champions roster.

Sri Lanka made 2 changes to final squad for world t20 2016.

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera sacked the selection committee just ahead of ICC World t20 after national team’s disastrous performance in the Asia Cup. He had meeting with new selection committee headed by De Silva in which they finalized Angelo Mathews as the skipper and dropped Malinga from captaincy.

Jayasekera said, “Last night we finalised the new squad and informed the ICC (International Cricket Council). We have appointed Mathews as captain and (Dinesh) Chandimal as vice-captain. Malinga will be the 15th in the squad.”

Dinesh Chandimal is appointed as the vice-captain of side. The final Sri-Lanka squad for world t20 2016 is given below.

Sri Lanka WT20 squad

  1. Angelo Mathews (Captain)
  2. Tillakaratne Dilshan
  3. Dinesh Chandimal
  4. Lahiru Thirimanne
  5. Milinda Siriwardana
  6. Dasun Shanaka
  7. Thisara Perera
  8. Lasith Malinga
  9. Shehan Jayasuriya
  10. Chamara Kapugedera
  11. Nuwan Kulasekara
  12. Sachithra Senanayake
  13. Suranga Lakmal
  14. Dushmantha Chameera
  15. Rangana Herath

Sri Lanka is title reigning champions in the tournament and will meet England, West Indies and South Africa in the super-10 group stage of championship beginning from 15th March.

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