Sri Lanka seek wicketkeeper on eve of India series

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Twenty-four hours before Sri Lanka start a one-day series against India on Sunday, the beleaguered home side still did not know who their wicketkeeper would be, new captain Dasun Shanaka said.

With a multitude of disciplinary, injury and coronavirus problems, Shanaka was also putting on a brave face over throwing five players with no international experience into the squad of 23.

Shanaka took over as team leader for the three one-day games and three Twenty20s after captain and wicketkeeper Kusal Perera was ruled out of the tournament through injury.

Shanaka admitted that the replacement wicketkeeper remained uncertain.

“We will be able to decide on a wicketkeeper only after practices today,” said the 29-year-old.

Minod Bhanuka, 26, and 27-year-old Lahiru Udara are the leading candidates.

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