COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday named a 16-man squad for the three-Test home series against Pakistan starting next week.
Jehan Mubarak has made a comeback to the Sri Lanka Test squad after nearly eight years, for the upcoming home series against Pakistan. Three younger players were also included in the 16-man squad: offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, uncapped fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera and left-handed batsman Kusal Perera.
Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga was not considered because of a back injury while Suranga Lakmal s inclusion will depend on the speed of his recovery from a groin complaint.
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Kithruwan Vithanage, Jehan Mubarak, Kusal Perera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal (subject to fitness).