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Sri Lanka Announce Their T20 World Cup Squad : No Angelo Matthews, Theekshana In

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Maheesh Theekshana, who has played just one T20I, was included in Sri Lanka’s 15-member squad

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for the T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.

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Meanwhile, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Pulina Tharanga and Binura Fernando have been selected as just reserves

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This comes as a big surprise since all seven were part of Sri Lanka’s squad for the ongoing limited overs series against South Africa.

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Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella are serving bans for violationg COVID-19 protocols.

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On the other hand, Angelo Mathews isn’t a part of Sri Lanka’s contract list and was unavailable for selection.

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Theekshana, who bowls the carrom ball and googly alongside off-spin, bagged a four-for on his ODI debut versus South Africa in Colombo

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