Tuesday 20 November 2012 

Dilshan, Karunaratne Make Squad For Australia Tests

Dilshan, Karunaratne Make Squad For Australia Tests
Dilshan, Karunaratne Make Squad For Australia Tests
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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

Tour Schedule

14th-18th December: 1st Test, Hobart
26th-30th December: 2nd Test, Melbourne
2nd-6th January: 3rd Test, Sydney

11th January: 1st ODI, Melbourne
13th January: 2nd ODI, Adelaide
18th January: 3rd ODI, Brisbane
20th January: 4th ODI, Sydney
23rd January: 5th ODI, Hobart

26th January: 1st T20I, Sydney
28th January: 2nd T20I, Melbourne

© Cricket World 2012

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