IND vs SL: Sri Lanka Announce 18-Member Squad For 2-Match Test Series Against India
IND vs SL: Sri Lanka Announce 18-Member Squad For 2-Match Test Series Against India

Sri Lanka has announced their squad for the upcoming 2-match Test series against India starting on March 4. They will be led by their regular captain and opener, Dimuth Karunaratne in a quest to secure crucial WTC points.

Ace all-rounder Angelo Mathews is part of the squad having cleared his contract issues with the board. The visit is likely to be his last to India and he will be keen on making the most of the opportunity.

Dhananjaya de Silva will be the deputy while Kusal Mendis’ participation is subject to fitness at the moment. He is part of the T20I squad as well but hasn’t recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained during the final T20I against Australia.

Dimuth Karunaratne & Dhananjaya De Silva
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In the meantime, Niroshan Dickwella and Dhananjaya De Silva have been drafted into the T20I squad in place of injured Kusal Mendis and Maheesh Theekshana.

Both Mendis and Theekshana suffered hamstring injuries during the 5th T20I vs Australia. Maheesh Theekshana will return home, whilst Wanindu Hasaranga also will return home from Australia,” the official statement from Sri Lanka Cricket read.

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The Lankans have played only two games in the WTC so far, and have secured wins in both. They are at the top of the ICC WTC 2021-23 points table with 100% of points won. India on the other hand is in fifth place with 49.07% of points won.

Sri Lanka’s Test squad for series against India:

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva (vc), Kusal Mendis (subject to fitness), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lasith Embuldeniya.

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