Dimuth Karunaratne in rivalry for Sri Lanka World Cup captaincy

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Dimuth Karunaratne, who ultimate played ODI cricket on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, is now in rivalry to lead Sri Lanka at this yr’s version. Karunaratne is known to be requested to remain in Sri Lanka through April to play the provincial one-day match, so that you can ascertain his credentials to play in the one-day side. “The selectors have not shown something. However they have informed me to preserve in thoughts there is an opportunity I should end up the one-day captain,” Karunaratne instructed ESPNcricinfo. “They’ve requested me to stay lower back for the provincial match. If I get picked for the World Cup squad, there might be camps and training after that as nicely.”

 

Should he be named the captain, Karunaratne’s appointment could be a noticeably left-area choice. Karunaratne has been everyday for Sri Lanka in Test cricket, where he opens – and also captained in South Africa, where ordinary captain Dinesh Chandimal became dropped. But he has been used very sporadically in ODIs, wherein he has played just 17 fits because making his debut in 2011 and has a strike-charge of sixty-eight.84 – nicely beneath the norm inside the gift-day recreation. Karunaratne, but, smashed 109 off one hundred fifteen balls for Sinhalese Sports Club inside the semi-very last of the Premier Limited Over tournament. He is also understood to have inspired the selectors along with his captaincy inside the South Africa Tests, where Sri Lanka famously swept the house crew 2-0 for their first-ever collection win inside you. S.

Following the success, Ashantha de Mel, the chairman of selectors instructed Sunday Times in an interview that the committee “desires to see what Dimuth did for the Test team, with the ODI team.” Karunaratne, however, is handiest one of the candidates for the World Cup captaincy. Lasith Malinga is still inside the race to maintain his task, at the same time as de Mel said that former captain Angelo Mathews is also in the mix, being a widespread desire amongst his group-pals.