Dasun Shanaka from Sri Lanka Cleared to West Indies, to Join Team in ODI Series | Cricket News

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka): The versatile Sri Lankan Dasun Shanaka, who missed the flight to the West Indies due to a problem with obtaining his visa, will now leave on Sunday to join his teammates.
Shanaka, who was named to the “ White Ball Squad ” for the West Indies series, did not travel with the team due to a visa issue he faced following the loss of his old passport, stamped with a valid visa for the United States. he.
Sri Lanka Cricket said on Friday that the all-rounder will now travel to the West Indies via France and is expected to join the national team during the ODI segment of the tour.
“Sri Lanka Cricket would like to announce that Dasun Shanaka will travel to the West Indies on Sunday March 7, 2021,” the SLC said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the West Indies beat Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Wednesday (local time). Kieron Pollard’s six 6s in an upgrade stole the show, the hosts recording a complete four-wicket victory.
Chasing 132, the hosts got off to a flying start as forerunners Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons recorded 52 points in the first three overs. However, Sri Lanka staged an emphatic comeback as spinner Akila Dananjaya scored a hat-trick in the fourth to send off Lewis (28), Chris Gayle (0) and Nicholas Pooran (0).
But Pollard hit Dananjaya for six 6s in the sixth to gain the upper hand. He left after making a 38-shot on just 11 balls, but in the end Jason Holder (29) and Dwayne Bravo (4) guided Windies to a four-wicket victory with 41 balls in reserve.
With the win, the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the series. Both teams would now lock the horns in the second T20I on Friday (local time).
After the T20I series, the West Indies will focus on the 50-over format. The first ODI between Sri Lanka and the West Indies will take place on March 10.

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