All-rounder Dasun Shanaka is all set to replace Kusal Perera as the captain of Sri Lanka ahead of the ODI and T20 series against India, beginning July 13.

The 29-year-old, an explosive batsman and a seam bowler, will become Sri Lanka’s sixth captain in less than four years if he gets the job.

Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Dimuth Karunaratne and Perera had captained the side at some point since the start of 2018.

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Shanaka had led the national team when it clean-swept Pakistan in a three-match T20I series in 2019.

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, “the captaincy switch is only partly a consequence of on-field performance.” “Although Sri Lanka have comfortably lost all three series that they played under Perera, the board and selectors have replaced him after he was deemed to have…

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