Sri Lankan Cricket board announced the 16-members team squad for the upcoming Asia Cup in the UAE, which will start from the 15th September 2018. As the Sri Lanka team takes the Bangladesh team in the opening match of the tournament.
After a long time, Malinga comeback in the international cricket. He played the last ODI match against the Indian team in September 2017 and was ruled out due to knee injury. The 35 year old the faced the some injury issue and remain out of the squad.
Angelo Mathews led the Sri Lankan team with good batting and bowling line. The opening match will be played against the Bangladesh team.
Akila Dananjaya also named in the team squad, but he missed the opening match of the Asia Cup 2018 because his wife expected to give birth to their first baby.
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Sri Lanka Official Team Squad for Asia Cup
Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga