India vs Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka set to interchange Kusal Perera as captain forward of limited-overs collection, says report
Colombo: All-rounder Dasun Shanaka is all set to interchange Kusal Perera because the captain of Sri Lanka’s limited-overs group forward of the ODI and T20I collection towards India, starting on 13 July.
The 29-year-old, an explosive batsman and a seam bowler, will grow to be Sri Lanka’s sixth captain in lower than 4 years if he will get the job.
Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Dimuth Karunaratne and Perera had captained the facet sooner or later because the begin of 2018.
Shanaka had led the nationwide group when it clean-sweeped Pakistan in a three-match T20I collection in 2019.
In keeping with a report in ESPNcricinfo, “the captaincy change is just partly a consequence of on-field efficiency.”
“Though Sri Lanka have comfortably misplaced all three collection that they performed below Perera, the board and selectors have changed him after he was deemed to have performed a central function within the contracts standoff between the gamers and board, over the previous few months,” the report mentioned.
The Sri Lankan gamers have been locked in a longstanding row with the nation’s cricket board (SLC) over nationwide contracts which ended on Wednesday after 29 out of the 30 gamers signed up for the India collection.
It’s believed that Perera was the one who had “inspired the group to proceed holding out”, whereas “Shanaka it appears had been among the many first to conform to signal Sri Lanka Cricket’s tour contracts”.
“In keeping with some gamers, the group had determined early on Tuesday to proceed defying the board. Nevertheless, some gamers – Shanaka included – had signed the contracts quickly after,” the report mentioned.
Beneath the SLC’s efficiency primarily based pay plan, 24 of the main gamers had been provided contracts below 4 classes.
Solely six gamers have been within the class A and their annual pay ranged between $70,000 to 100,000.
Gamers felt the plan lacked transparency and the proposed pay can be a lot decrease than the permitted pay scales of the Federation of Worldwide Cricket Affiliation (FICA).
Angelo Mathews, the seniormost among the many present crop of gamers, and Check captain Dimuth Karunaratne discovered themselves excluded from the contracts that have been provided on Wednesday morning.
Quickly after, Mathews pulled out of the India collection citing private causes and in addition hinted at retirement.
India will play three ODIs on 13, 16 and 18 July respectively, adopted by as many T20Is on 21, 23 and 25 July. All of the matches can be performed on the R Premadasa Stadium.
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