Niroshan Dickwella (Image courtesy: AFP)
Niroshan Dickwella (Image courtesy: AFP)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) dropped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella from their squad of 15 in the upcoming Hero-Nidahas Trophy, a T20I tri-series featuring India and Bangladesh as guest teams. Dickwella only scored 39 runs in the last T20I series. Angelo Mathews was already ruled out due to a recurring hamstring injury. Dhananjaya de Silva and Nuwan Pradeep have been added to the side.

Nidahas Trophy 2018: Angelo Mathews ruled out
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Angelo Mathews ruled out

Nidahas Trophy will be a 7-match tournament celebrating the 70th year of Sri Lanka’s independence. The tournament opener will be played between India and Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Suranga Lakmal (vc), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya De Silva.