DHANANJAYA, PRADEEP RETURN TO SRI LANKA’S TEST SQUAD
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Batting allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva, uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, and seamer Nuwan Pradeep returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test against India, in Galle.
De Silva, who had been left out of the squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, effectively takes Dinesh Chandimal's place in the 15-man squad, while Pushpakumara displaces left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan, and Pradeep pushes out Dushmantha Chameera.
Chandimal would be unavailable for the first Test owing to his hospitalisation for pneumonia on Friday.
Rangana Herath has already been confirmed as captain for the Test that starts on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka squad: Rangana Herath (capt), Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep.