Kusal Mendis has been named captain of Sri Lanka’s 15-member patrol for a Under-19 World Cup, that starts subsequent month in a UAE. Mendis captained a group during a new ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, and scored 166 runs during an normal of 41.50, including a century opposite Bangladesh and 52 opposite India.
The patrol contains one survivor from a 2012 Under-19 World Cup in Australia in Anuk Fernando. The maladroit allrounder played usually dual matches, though has given insincere an critical purpose for a side with his left-arm join and his batting down a order.
Sri Lanka, who have been drawn in Group D alongside New Zealand, England and a hosts UAE, will start their World Cup debate opposite New Zealand in Sharjah on Feb 14.
Sri Lanka Under-19 squad: Kusal Mendis (capt), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Vinod Banuka, Hashan Dumindu, Kavindu Kulasekara, Priyamal Perera, Thilaksha Malshan Sumanasiri, Hashan Ramanayake, Binura Fernando, Anuk Fernando, Hashan Vimarshana, AK Tyronne, Lakshan Jayasinghe, Ramesh Mendis, Harsha Rajapaksha