IND vs SL: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Announces Squad For The Test Series against India

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IND vs SL: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Announces Squad For The Test Series against India
IND vs SL: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Announces Squad For The Test Series against India

IND vs SL: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Announces Squad For The Test Series against India

IND vs SL: Sri Lanka have named an 18-member squad for their two-match Test series against India, beginning 4 March.

Kusal Mendis, who suffered a hamstring injury in the fifth T20I against Australia. He expected to make a full recovery and has selected in the team subject to fitness. Mendis hasn’t played in whites since January of last year, but his recent limited-overs form has worked in his favour.

After missing the previous Test series against the West Indies, Lahiru Thirimanne returns, as does Niroshan Dickwella, who was serving a ban for a bio-bubble breach. However, Legspinner Jeffery Vandersay, 32, has received his first Test call-up.

Minod Bhanuka, Oshada Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Gunasekara, Suminda Lakshan, Kamil Mishara, Lakshan Sandakan, and Roshen Silva were also absent from the previous squad.

The first Test will held at Mohali from March 4 to 8. And the second will held in Bengaluru from March 12 to 16. The series is part of the ICC World Test Championship. Therefore, in which Sri Lanka is ranked first and India is ranked fifth.

Squad:

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva (vc), Kusal Mendis*, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis – will not take part due to an injury, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lasith Embuldeniya.