Sri Lanka re­calls Thi­r­i­manne for sec­ond Test against In­dia

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Colombo, Sri Lanka - Bats­man Lahiru Thi­r­i­manne on Tues­day was re­called to the squad for the sec­ond Test against In­dia, 13 months after he last played for Sri Lanka.

Left-arm wrist-spin­ner Lak­shan San­dakan has also been added, while seamer Su­ranga Lak­mal has been ruled out by a back com­plaint.

While Thi­r­i­manne is ef­fec­tively a re­place­ment for the in­jured Asela Gu­naratne, San­dakan's in­clu­sion is a sign Sri Lanka is con­sid­er­ing a stronger spin-bowl­ing at­tack for the SSC Test, be­gin­ning on Thurs­day.

He is the fourth front­line spin­ner in con­tention for a spot in the XI, in ad­di­tion to Ran­gana Herath, Dil­ruwan Per­era and Malinda Push­paku­mara.

Sri Lanka's at­tack was found want­ing in Galle, where In­dia mounted 840 at a run rate of 4.5, for the loss of only 13 wick­ets.

The match will also see the re­turn of cap­tain Di­nesh Chandi­mal, who had missed the first game due to pneu­mo­nia. Sri Lanka squad: Di­nesh Chandi­mal (capt), An­gelo Mathews, Upul Tha­ranga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dick­wella, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gu­nathi­laka, Lahiru Ku­mara, Vishwa Fer­nando, Nuwan Pradeep, Ran­gana Herath, Dil­ruwan Per­era, Malinda Push­paku­mara, Lak­shan San­dakan, Lahiru Thi­r­i­manne.

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