Thursday 1 August 2013 

Kulasekara Recalled For South Africa T20s

Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates a wicket against Australia during the Champions Trophy earlier this year
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Sri Lanka have recalled experienced fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara for the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa.

Kulasekara missed the One-Day International series, which Sri Lanka convincingly won 4-1, due to injury but will be fit in time for tomorrow's first match in Colombo (2nd August).

The remaining matches are on 4th and 6th August in Hambantota.

Mahela Jayawardene and vice-captain Lasith Malinga are included in the squad having been rested for the fifth and final ODI.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have also advised that the opening match in Colombo is sold out, advising spectators to arrive early as there will be tight security around the stadium.

Sri Lanka T20I squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Lasith Malinga (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Perera, Kushal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne

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Fixtures & Results

20th July: 1st ODI, Colombo
SRI 320-5 beat RSA 140 by 180 runs
23rd July: 2nd ODI, Colombo
SRI 223-9 beat RSA 104-5 by 17 runs (D/L)
26th July: 3rd ODI, Pallekele
RSA 223-7 beat SRI 167 by 56 runs
28th July: 4th ODI, Pallekele
SRI 239-2 beat RSA 238 by 8 wickets
31st July: 5th ODI, Colombo
SRI 307-4 beat RSA 179 by 128 runs
2nd August: 1st T20I, Colombo
RSA 115-6 beat SRI 103-9 by 12 runs
4th August: 2nd T20I, Hambantota
RSA 145-6 beat SRI 123-7 by 22 runs
6th August: 3rd T20I, Hambantota
SRI 164-4 beat RSA 163-3 by 6 wickets