Not only did Warnapura led Sri Lanka in its maiden Test match in 1982 vs England, but he also scored the first run and faced the first ball for the island nation.
The Sri Lankan legends also urged all the teams to not get overawed by big names and enjoy the game to the fullest. Sri Lanka start their T20 World Cup campaign on October 18 vs Namibia.
Both Hasaranga and Chameera were roped in as replacement players for Australians Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams respectively.
The unbroken 121-run stand between Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock was the highest T20 international partnership for any wicket against the Lankans by South Africa.
Despite opener Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten 66, Sri Lanka fell short by 28 runs in the first T20 international in Colombo
Despite Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten 66, Sri Lanka could only manage 135/6 in reply to South Africa's 163/5. Catch highlights of SL vs SA first T20 international
Three players - Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis - who are currently serving a ban were not considered.
The second T20 will now be played on Wednesday. India lead the three-match series 1-0
India and Sri Lanka are due to compete in three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals beginning July 13.
The ODIs will take place on July 13, 16 and 18 while the T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had announced that 24 of the leading players will be offered contracts under 4 categories, which was rejected by all the senior players
Catch highlights and cricket scores of the third and final ODI cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Mushfiqur Rahim hit 125 off 127 balls with 10 fours to guide Bangladesh to a 103-run win by DLS method in the rain-interrupted match
Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka in the second ODI. Check match and telecast details of the second match - date, time, venue and likely playing XIs
If the dispute is not sorted in due course of time, it could well affect Sri Lanka's bilateral series with India in July,
Silva was first elected president in 2019, and had served as vice-president before that.
India's limited overs specialists will be playing three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in the island nation during the second half of July
According to ICC, 'the venue has received one demerit point under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.'
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