Sri Lanka A to New Zealand 2015 – Fixture
October 2015Thurs 01 – Fri 02 Warm Up Match Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Monday 05 – 1st One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Wednesday 07 – 2nd One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Saturday 10 – 3rd One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Tuesday 13 – 4th One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Sat 17 – Tues 20 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Sat 24 – Tues 27 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Tour of New Zealand 2015 – Squads
Media Release: At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on the 10th of August 2015, the following squad was selected for the above Tour.Squad for the Test Series:
Dananjaya De Silva, Udara Jayasundara, Minodh Bhanuka, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Angelo Jayasinghe, Ashan Priyanjana (Captain), Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffery Vandersay, Amila Aponso, Kithuruwan Vithanage
Squad for the ODI Series:
Dananjaya De Silva, Dhanushka Gunathilake, Shehan Jayasuriya, Ashan Priyanjana (Captain), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Lahiru Madushanka, Chathuranga De Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Binura Fernando,Nisala Tharaka
Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports has approved the above.
Andrew Fidel Fernando on the A Team tour, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo
Kasun Rajitha, a 22-year-old seamer from Badureliya Sports Club, has been picked in both the four-day and one-day squads for Sri Lanka A’s tour of New Zealand in October. Rajitha has played only seven first-class matches, and has taken just six wickets at an average of 81.83 in the Premier League Tournament. However, match figures of 7 for 106 in the recent tour match against the Indians have helped earn him a place in both squads.
Dhanajaya de Silva
Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva plays a shot during the first Twenty20 International cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at The R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
Legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay and opening batsman Dhananjaya de Silva, who debuted in the recent T20 series against Pakistan, also find places in both squads. Seamer Lahiru Gamage, wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, and middle-order batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage, who have all played for Sri Lanka in the past, also feature in both squads. Batsman Ashan Priyanjan has been named captain of both teams.
Vishwa Fernando, the 23-year-old left-arm seamer who is in the Sri Lanka squad for the ongoing Test series against India, has been named in the four-day squad only. Chamara Kapugedara, meanwhile, is in the squad for the one-dayers.
Left-arm chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan, who has been among the top five wicket-takers in to successive domestic seasons, and had also been in a Sri Lanka ODI squad last year, does not find a place in either squad.
Sri Lanka A play four unofficial ODIs and two unofficial Tests against New Zealand A. Their tour begins in Lincoln on October 1, with two warm-up encounters against New Zealand Cricket’s winter training squad.
Sri Lanka A unofficial Test squad: Ashan Priyanjan (capt.), Dananjaya De Silva, Udara Jayasundara, Minod Bhanuka, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Angelo Jayasinghe, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Nisala Tharaka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Amila Aponso, Kithuruwan Vithanage
Sri Lanka A unofficial ODI squad: Ashan Priyanjan (capt.), Dananjaya De Silva, Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Lahiru Madushanka, Chaturanga De Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Binura Fernando, Nisala Tharaka