Dimuth Karunaratne, who remaining performed an ODI for Sri Lanka within the 2015 Global Cup, has been named because the nationwide workforce’s new ODI captain, in line with a Sri Lanka Cricket media free up on Wednesday. The 30-year-old opening batsman got here into rivalry for the ODI skipper’s position by way of distinctive feature of his management within the fresh Take a look at sequence in South Africa, during which Sri Lanka scripted a historical blank sweep. Lasith Malinga, underneath whose management Sri Lanka have misplaced 9 of 9 ODIs, has been axed from the skipper’s position forward of Global Cup 2019.
“Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the workforce throughout the ICC Cricket Global Cup 2019. Karunaratne’s appointment was once ratified by way of the Minister of Telecommunications, Overseas Employment and Sports activities Honorable Harin Fernando,” stated the Sri Lanka Cricket media free up.
Sri Lanka are but to announce their 15-man squad for the impending Global Cup.
Sri Lanka have struggled to seek out someone who can fill the management void within the workforce lately. If truth be told, for the reason that remaining Global Cup, they’ve had six ODI captains — Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera.
Karunaratne is alleged to be a prepared scholar of the tactical sides of cricket and could also be understood to have dressing room fortify. Malinga is understood to have had acrimonious relationships with the workforce control and a few of his nationwide teammates.
Karunaratne has been in excellent type of overdue, even incomes variety within the ICC’s Take a look at Group of the 12 months for 2018. His maximum wonderful second thus far was once within the South Africa sequence, when he led Sri Lanka to one in every of their most renowned Take a look at triumphs status in as skipper for Dinesh Chandimal.