Dimuth Karunaratne, who final played ODI cricket at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, is now in contention to lead Sri Lanka at this year’s edition.
Karunaratne is thought to were requested to remain in Sri Lanka via April to play the provincial one-day tournament, which will verify his credentials to play in the one-day aspect.
“The selectors have not confirmed the leisure, but they’ve told me to take into memoir there is a possibility I will also become one-day captain,” Karunaratne toldESPNcricinfo. “They’ve requested me to quit support for the provincial tournament. If I procure picked for the World Cup squad, there’ll be camps and training after that as successfully.”
Angelo Mathews is thought to be a favored preference amongst the gamers for the captaincy
Must still he be named captain, Karunaratne’s appointment would be a extremely left-discipline preference. Karunaratne has been a odd for Sri Lanka in Check cricket, where he opens – and likewise captained in South Africa, where odd captain Dinesh Chandimal used to be dropped.
Nevertheless he has been broken-down very sporadically in ODIs, where he has played correct 17 suits since making his debut in 2011 and has a strike-payment of 68.84 – successfully below the norm in the showcase-day game.
Karunaratne, nonetheless, smashed 109 off 115 balls for Sinhalese Sports Membership in the semi-final of the Premier Runt Over tournament. He’s also understood to be pleased impressed the selectors alongside with his captaincy in the South Africa Checks, where Sri Lanka famously swept the home team 2-0 for their first-ever series settle in the country.
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Following the success, Ashantha de Mel, the chairman of selectors toldSunday Casesin an interview that the committee “needs to see what Dimuth did for the Check team, with the ODI team”.
Karunaratne, nonetheless, is most productive one of many candidates for the World Cup captaincy. Lasith Malinga is still in the trot to construct his job, while de Mel said that frail captain Angelo Mathews is also in the mix, being a favored preference amongst his team-mates.