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Binura Fernando is available in for Dushmantha Chameera for Afghanistan T20Is

Sri Lanka have introduced in left-arm quick bowler Binura Fernando instead of the injured Dushmantha Chameera for the upcoming three-match T20I collection towards Afghanistan. The 16-member squad is in any other case unchanged from the one which confronted Zimbabwe final month.
Chameera has been out of motion since injuring his left quadricep within the first ODI towards Afghanistan, which Sri Lanka had received by 42 runs. At 6ft 7in, his substitute Binura is a uncommon breed so far as fast bowlers go, however his time with the Sri Lankan nationwide aspect has been punctuated too by harm lay-offs.
Binura had final performed for Sri Lanka within the T20 World Cup sport towards Australia in October 2022, however was pressured off after simply 5 deliveries with a hamstring harm. However since regaining health, he has made a big impression on the franchise circuit throughout stints with Jaffna Kings and Dambulla Aura within the Lanka Premier League and the Abu Dhabi T10, respectively.

Binura will likely be a part of a seam quartet that additionally contains Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara and Matheesha Pathirana. The spin-bowling division, in the meantime, will likely be led by Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana, with Akila Dananjaya as back-up. The ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis, and the offspinner Dhananjaya de Silva, are additionally obtainable as spin choices.

The batting unit, although, takes on a well-recognized flavour, with Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews and Dasun Shanaka all included within the squad.

The three-match T20I collection will get underway on February 17, with the second and third video games scheduled to be performed on February 19 and 21, respectively. All matches will likely be staged in Dambulla.

Sri Lanka T20I squad: Wanindu Hasaranga (capt), Charith Asalanka (vice-capt), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Akila Dananjaya, Kamindu Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama

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