Before the three-match T20 International series against India, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board can take a big decision regarding the captaincy. It is believed that the Sri Lankan T20 team is going to get a new captain, as Kusal Perera has failed to bring results for Sri Lanka. In such a situation, the secret of which player can get the captaincy of Sri Lanka’s T20 team has also been almost veiled.
If reports are to be believed, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board may hand over the command of the T20 team to Dasun Shanaka, as Shanaka is one of the senior most players in the current team. This is the reason why the Sri Lanka Cricket Board is planning to give him the captaincy. It is also possible to make an official announcement in the next few days, as the Sri Lankan team is to be announced before the T20 series against India from June 21.
Let us tell you, Dasun Shanaka has played 42 T20 International matches so far for the Sri Lankan team, in which he has scored 548 runs. His highest score is 54 runs. However, his average is very low considering T20 cricket. He has been scoring runs at an average of just 16.12 and strikerate of 107.87. In the same innings of 42 matches, Dasun Shanaka has crossed the 50 mark only twice.
Even though Dasun Shanaka has not been completely successful as a batsman, he has made a mark as a batting all-rounder. He has got the opportunity to bowl 17 times in 42 T20 Internationals and has managed to take 11 wickets. In such a situation, after coming to the responsibility of captaincy, Dasun Shanaka can take his own performance higher by becoming an even more responsible batsman and bowler.