Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal is the only uncapped player in Sri Lanka’s 15-member squad for the ICC World Twenty20. Kumar Sangakkara will lead their campaign in the West Indies, and Muttiah Muralitharan will be his deputy.
Chandimal, 20, has risen in prominence in recent times and has a batting average of 31.62 in 17 domestic Twenty20 matches. He scored a century for Ruhuna last week, against Basnahira North in the SLC inter-provincial tournament.
Allrounder Thissara Perera, who has played six ODIs, has also been included in the squad. Dilhara Fernando, Kaushalya Weeraratne and Muthumudalige Pushpakumara were axed from the side that contested the two-match Twenty20 series against India in December.