As many as three uncapped players were included in Sri Lanka’s squad for their upcoming Test series at home against West Indies. The 22-man squad will play a 2-match Test series, with the first Test starting on November 21.
The uncapped players in the squad are batsman, Kamil Mishara, leg-spinner Suminda Lakshan, and pace bowler Chamika Gunasekera. The trio has performed well enough in the domestic squad that the selectors had to stand up and take note of them.
The series marks the return of experienced all-rounder, Angelo Mathews, who had earlier resolved the contract issues with the Sri Lankan board. As expected, the Lankan squad is filled with spinners, and they will look to the field at least two specialist spinners for the first Test in Galle.
Having impressed in the white-ball formats, Charith Asalanka and Chamika Karunaratne have also been included in the side. However, Dimuth Karunaratne will be the captain of the Test team, and he will also be relied upon to provide stable starts at the top.
Lakshan, included in the squad for the first time, might even get a chance to play in the first Test alongside Lasith Embuldeniya and Praveen Jayawickrema, considering the conditions in Galle.
Sri Lanka Test squad for series against West Indies
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Minod Bhanuka, Kamil Mishara, Roshane Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshan Sandakan, Suminda Lakshan, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Gunasekera.