Sri Lanka, South Africa Emerging Teams in action from today

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image_1532548488-4215d279afBy M. Shamil Amit

The Emerging National Teams of Sri Lanka and South Africa will battle it out in two 4-day encounters and three limited over matches starting from today.


The first 4-day encounter is scheduled to be played at the Chilaw Marians Grounds in Katunayake formerly known as the FTZ Grounds. 


The second 4-day encounter is scheduled to be played from August 2 to 5 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota.


In addition, the first two limited over matches are scheduled to be played on August 9 and 11 at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium and the third match is scheduled to be played on August 14 at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Place.


Kaushal Silva who opened batting for the Sri Lanka National side in the recent past will lead the Sri Lanka Emerging Team.

 

The first 4-day encounter is scheduled to be played at the Chilaw Marians Grounds in Katunayake formerly known as the FTZ Grounds


The Sri Lanka Emerging Team comprise of players who have performed well in the SLC domestic tournaments that concluded recently.


Also included in the team is Charith Asalanka who will be Kaushal’s deputy.


He is a player with immense experience having also led the Sri Lanka Under-19 National Squad a few years back.


The other notable players in the side are Pathum Nissanka, Madawa Warnapura, Sammu Ashan, Manoj Sarathchandra and Kamindu Mendis who led the Sri Lanka Under-19 Team at the recently concluded ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand. 


The bowling will be spearheaded by Lahiru Gamage, Malinda Pushpakumara all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne and Dilesh Gunaratne. 


The South Africa Emerging Team will be led by Tom de Zorgi.


The Sri Lanka Emerging Squad:


Kaushal Silva (Captain), Charith Asalanka, Madawa Warnapura, Pathum Nissanka, Sammu Ashan, Manoj Sarathchandra, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lahiru Gamage and Dilesh Gunaratne. 
Standbys: Nisala Tharaka and Hasitha Boyagoda.

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