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Sri Lanka pick rookie spinner for T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka pick rookie spinner for T20 World Cup

Akila Dananjaya Perera, 18-year old off-spinner was hand-picked by captain Mahela Jayawardene who was impressed by youngster’s variation in spin © AFP

Colombo: Aug 23, 2012

 

Sri Lankan selectors on Thursday included an 18 year old off-spinner Akila Dananjaya Perera in the 15-man squad to play in the World T20 which is to be hosted by Sri Lanka.

 

The right arm spinner from the south Colombo suburb of Panadura was hand-picked by captain Mahela Jayawardene who was impressed by the youngster’s variation in spin.

 

Perera plays for the Wayamba franchise in the on-going Sri Lanka Premier League, captained by Jayawardene.

 

He has bagged seven wickets in just 4 games for Wayamba including a spell of 3 for 18 in the last outing Ajantha Mendis a fellow off spinner makes a comeback to the Sri Lanka team after a long absence.

 

His last appearance was against South Africa in January.

 

Dilshan Munaweera, a 23 year old right handed opening batsman and off spinner finds a place after consistent performances in domestic cricket. (PTI)

 

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Jeewan Mendis, Dilshan Munaweera, Shaminda Eranga, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekera and Akila Dananjaya Perera.

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