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Major changes to the Sri Lankan team before World Cup, captain Malinga missed captaincy

Major changes to the Sri Lankan team before World Cup, captain Malinga missed captaincy





  • Before the announcement of the team, the captain has been given captaincy
  • Lasith Malinga was yet the captain of the ODI team


New Delhi. About one and a half months is left in the beginning of the ICC Cricket World and preparations for all the teams are at its final stop. Meanwhile, keeping the World Cup in mind, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has taken a very big decision. In fact, team legend Lasith Malinga has been removed from the captaincy. In place of Malinga, Dimut Karunaratne has been appointed the new captain. Dimut Karunaratne is the captain of the Philhahal Sri Lanka Test team.




Sri Lanka's first match on June 1 from New Zealand

World Cup is going on in England and Wales from May 30 and Sri Lanka's first match will be played against New Zealand on June 1. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has not announced the team for the World Cup, but the team captain has definitely changed.

Karunaratne did not play four ODIs

Questions are being raised on Sri Lankan Cricket Board's decision, because Dimuth Karunaratne has not played any ODI since last four years. He played his last one-day match in 2015 and the final Test match in February 2019. Karunaratne has played 17 ODIs in his career so far and has scored 190 runs at an average of 15.83.

Sri Lankan team is going through a bad phase

Let us know that the Sri Lankan cricket team is going through a bad phase this time. After the retirement of Sangakkara, Jayawardene and Dilshan, the team performance has consistently declined. In the captaincy of Lasith Malinga, the team's record was not something special. The team was defeated in the ODI series in New Zealand. Before Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews have also been the captain of the team. Alam is that the Sri Lankan team has played the last four series under the leadership of different captains.