Dilshan, Karunaratne Make Squad For Australia Tests
Sri Lanka have named a 16-man Test squad ahead of their three-Test tour to Australia, which begins with the opening Test in Hobart on 14th December.
The only changes to the squad from the New Zealand series are the return of Tillakaratne Dilshan and the exclusion of uncapped spinner Tharindu Kaushal in favour of an extra pace bowler in Nuwan Pradeep.
Dimuth Karunaratne, who made an unbeaten 60 on debut in the opening Test against New Zealand, retains his place as Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis and Akila Dananjaya are named as standby players.
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Sri Lanka are also scheduled to play five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in Australia.
Sri Lanka Test squad: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Tharanga Paranavitana, Nuwan Pradeep, Dammika Prasad, Suraj Randiv, Thilan Samaraweera, Kumar Sangakkara, Chanaka Welagedara
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