Malinga Named As T20 Captain

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga has replaced Dinesh Chandimal as Sri Lanka's full-time Twenty20 International captain
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Lasith Malinga has been named as Sri Lanka's full-time Twenty20 International captain, replacing Dinesh Chandimal.

Malinga led the side to victory at the recent ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after Chandimal was first suspended for over-rate offences and subsequently stood down from the team.

The fast bowler will captain the side to take on England on 20th May while Angelo Mathews will continue to lead the Test and One-Day International teams.

Mathews will lead the side for the two ODIs in Ireland on 6th and 8th May as Sri Lanka continue their build-up to the 2015 World Cup.

Although Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara announced their retirements from Twenty20 cricket, the pair are also absent from the ODI squad.

The pair also face disciplinary action after announcing their retirements as the team were departing for Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Kushal Janith Perera, Thisara Perera, Dammika Prasad, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Chathuranga de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kithruwan Vithanage

Sri Lanka T20I squad: Lasith Malinga (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kushal Janith Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Chathuranga de Silva, Kithruwan Vithanage

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs