Former captain Angelo Mathews has been left out of Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad for their World Cup qualifying matches in Zimbabwe.
The 36-year-old scored 12 runs from 21 balls in his last ODI at home earlier this month, when Sri Lanka lost to Afghanistan by six wickets at Hambantota in the first game of a three-match series.
The right-handed batsman was dropped from the subsequent games, both won by the hosts.
Sri Lanka’s first qualifying match for the 2023 ODI World Cup is on 19 June against the UAE at Bulawayo, followed by matches against Oman, Ireland and Scotland.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha.
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