Friday 14 December 2007 

Dilshan Recalled For Final Test Against England

All-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been recalled to the Sri Lanka squad as they prepare for the third and final Test against England in Galle.

The 31-year-old was dropped in favour of Jehan Mubarak for the tour of Australia but he now returns with Mubarak missing out after disappointing in the first two Tests.

Dilshan is a veteran of 42 Tests and will boost a squad looking to consolidate a 1-0 series lead as Galle readies itself for its return to international cricket after being devastated by the tsunami of 2004.

Pace bowler Dilhara Fernando will also miss the match after suffering an ankle injury in Colombo, with Chanaka Welegedera coming into the squad as his replacement.

Sri Lanka lead the series 1-0 after an 88-run win in Kandy while the second Test in Colombo was drawn.