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Sri Lanka announces a 22-member squad for the home Test series against England

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Coming to the 22-member Sri Lanka squad for England collection, off-spinner Ramesh Mendis received his maiden name.

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Sri Lanka’s Angelo Matthews. (Picture by SCOTT HEPPELL/AFP/Getty Photographs)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) lastly introduced a 22-member squad for the upcoming highly-anticipated two-match residence Take a look at collection in opposition to England. The 2 groups will lock horns in opposition to one another in two Take a look at matches that shall be performed from January 14 to January 18 and 22-26 January respectively in Galle Worldwide Stadium behind closed doorways in a biosecure bubble to make sure the protection of the gamers.

The England cricket group was scheduled to play in opposition to Sri Lanka in a two-match Take a look at collection in March 2020. Nevertheless, England needed to return again residence with out taking part in a single recreation as a result of a sudden outbreak of the continued coronavirus pandemic within the island nation.

It is a crucial collection for each the nations contemplating it’ll type part of the ICC Take a look at Championship and can play a serious function in deciding whether or not Sri Lanka or England will attain the ultimate of the marquee event. Joe Root’s aspect is 4th whereas Dimuth Karunaratne’s aspect is on the seventh place of the ICC WTC desk.

Coming to the 22-member Sri Lanka squad for England collection, off-spinner Ramesh Mendis received his maiden name whereas Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Santhush Gunathilake, and Dilshan Madushanka are dropped on the idea of their poor run within the Take a look at collection in opposition to South Africa, the place the Lankan nation registered a whitewash by 2-0.

Angelo Matthews makes a comeback in Sri Lanka Take a look at squad

Few notable inclusions within the Take a look at squad are Nuwan Pradeep, Roshen Silva and Lakshan Sandakan. Veteran all-rounder Angelo Matthews additionally made his comeback within the Nationwide group after recovering from the hamstring harm he suffered in the course of the 2020 version of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). Owing to his harm he needed to miss the Sri Lanka tour of South Africa.

Matthews’ final outing within the worldwide circuit got here within the Take a look at collection in opposition to Zimbabwe the place he registered his highest Take a look at rating, 200*. He shall be trying ahead to scoring a lot of runs in opposition to England because the batsman is in need of simply 19 runs to realize the exceptional feat of 6000 runs within the purest format of the sport.

Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Asitha Fernando, Roshen Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Ramesh Mendis

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