Sri Lanka have introduced their squad for the 2-match Test series against West Indies, beginning October 14 in Galle, reviews ESPN Cricinfo. The squad has a few notable names within the type of batting all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana and 20-yr-previous former Sri Lankan Under-19 captain, Kusal Mendis.

Siriwardana’s respectable displaying within the ODI series against Pakistan earned him a a lot-deserved name-as much as the Test aspect whereas Mendis’ choice did increase a couple of eyebrows. Mendis was the captain of the Sri Lankan Under-19 workforce for the Youth World Cup final yr, however his first-class performances because the event has been removed from spectacular.

The wicketkeeper-batsman confirmed glimpses of his type within the current Moin-ud-Dowlah event in India, scoring 255 runs in 3 innings, together with 100, which made the selectors sit up and take discover of the teenager.

Sri Lankan chief selector Kapila Wijegunawardana was impressed with the efficiency of the teenager and stated that he had the required expertise.

“Kusal Mendis has been on our radar for some time, we felt that he earned a spot within the Test squad with the best way he has been batting, and the best way he batted on the current tour to India. All the selectors have assessed his talent ranges to be fairly good and are backing him,” he stated.

Notable omissions from the squad which suffered consecutive series reverses against Pakistan and India have been Upul Tharanga and out-of-type batsman Jehan Mubarak. Tharindu Kaushal, who was lately banned from bowling doosras, was retained within the squad, thus boosting the spin bowling division which additionally has the likes of Rangana Herath and teenager Dilruwan Perera.

Suranga Lakmal can be again after coming back from damage and can be a part of because the fourth seamer within the squad. Angelo Mathews will proceed because the skipper whereas Lahiru Thirimanne will supply help because the vice-captain.

Sri Lanka will mark a brand new starting in cricket, as they are going to be with out their beloved former wicketkeeper-batsman, the legendary Kumar Sangakkara, who just lately retired from International cricket, in the course of the series against India. The onus can be on the young weapons within the squad to show themselves and cement their place within the years to return World News Headlines

Sri Lanka Test squad Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera

-Yahoo India News

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