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Mystery spinner Theekshana included in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squad

Sri Lanka has announced the 15 man squad that will take part in ICC T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in Oman & UAE from 17 October to 14 November.

The squad led by allrounder Dasun Shanaka also includes mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana who recently made his international debut against South Africa. Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrema, who is yet to make his T20I debut has also been picked.

Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka have not been picked.  The trio was banned for a year for breaking the Covid-19 protocols on their tour of England in July.

Sri Lanka is placed in Group A of the first round, where they have been drawn Namibia, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lahiru Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana.

Reserves: Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Pulina Tharanga.

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