Lasith Malinga To Lead Defending Champions Sri Lanka in Asia Cup and World Twenty20, Nuwan Kulasekara Returns

Updated: 19 February 2016 13:58 IST

Lasith Malinga, who missed the New Zealand series due to injury, has been named as skipper of the Sri Lankan team for the Asia Cup and World Twenty20. Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath also return.

Lasith Malinga To Lead Defending Champions Sri Lanka in Asia Cup and World Twenty20, Nuwan Kulasekara Returns
Lasith Malinga missed the New Zealand tour and the series against India due to a knee injury he sustained in the West Indies series. © Getty Images

Lasith Malinga, who missed the New Zealand tour due to injury, has been named as the skipper of the Sri Lankan team for the upcoming Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 tournament in March.

Malinga, who has not played a single match since November 2015 against the West Indies, comes back along with Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath, who missed the three-match Twenty20 series against India which Sri Lanka lost 1-2.

Under Malinga's captaincy, Sri Lanka won their first Twenty20 title in 2014 when they defeated India by six wickets in Dhaka. The defending champions are placed in Group 1 along side West Indies, England, South Africa and another qualifier

Sri Lanka squad for ICC World Twenty20: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Angelo Mathews (Vice Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardena, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

Sri Lanka squad for Asia Cup 2016:  Lasith Malinga (Captain), Angelo Mathews (Vice Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardena, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay



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Topics mentioned in this article Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Team Lasith Malinga Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Nuwan Kulasekara Rangana Herath Rangana Herath Cricket Cricket Asia Cup 2016 Asia Cup 2016
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