ICC World T20 2021: Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea confirm squad
The ICC World T20 2021 is just over a month away to get underway in UAE. Meanwhile, more squads were announced, as Sri Lanka, the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea have confirmed theirs.
Ahead of the 2021 ICC World T20, the excitement has already started to build, while the sides participating have begun build-up. Most of the sides have announced their squads for the tournament, as Sri Lanka, Netherlands, and Papua New Guinea have confirmed theirs.
For Sri Lanka, the side would be led by Dasun Shanaka. Among the critical omissions, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, and Danushka Gunathilaka would be missing out while wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera returns. Seamer Praveen Jayawickrema happens to be the only uncapped in the side.
Sri Lanka squad for ICC World T20 2021: Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lahiru Madushanka and Maheesh Theekshana.
Standby: Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya and Pulina Tharanga.
Papua New Guinea
Earlier, Papua New Guinea too had announced its squad, as the experienced lad Assad Vala would be leading the side. It would be the sides first meaningful outing in an ICC event.
PNG squad for ICC World T20 2021: Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Sese Bau, Damien Ravu, Kabua Vagi-Morea, Simon Atai, Jason Kila, Chad Soper and Jack Gardner
Also, Netherlands happened to have announced its squad, as it bolsters players with enough international experience. However, the surprise factor is the inclusion of 41-year-old all-rounder Ryan Ten Doeschate, who would also be retiring after the tournament.
Among the other surprise inclusion happen to be all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe. While Pieter Seelaar would lead the side, Paul van Meerkeren, Ben Cooper, and Stephen Myburgh happen to be some top players.
Netherlands squad for ICC World T20 2021: Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann (vc), Philippe Boissevain, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Ben Cooper, Max O'Dowd, Scott Edwards (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Logan van Beek and Stephan Myburgh.
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