Hasini Perera, an experienced campaigner, has been ruled outfrom Sri Lanka’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup due to an injury. Perera was named to the original squad but was forced to leave after injuring her finger during a practise session.
Sathya Sandeepani has taken her place, with her only appearance for the national team coming in the 2020 T20 World Cup against runners-up India. Aside from the forced change, the Asian team has made a few changes from the squad that reached the Asia Cup final last October.
Rashmi Silva and Madushika Methtananda, who did not play in the Asia Cup, have been left out of the World Cup squad in favour of Vishmi Gunaratne and Ama Kanchana. Vishmi, 17, made her debut for Sri Lanka in both T20Is and ODIs last year, while Ama Kanchana, who made her T20I debut nearly ten years ago, has been recalled for the first time since the Commonwealth Games.
Squad: Chamari Athapaththu (C), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Tharika Sewwandi, Vishmi Gunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Sathya Sandeepani