Samaraweera To Lead President's XI Against Windies
Experienced batsman Thilan Samaraweera is to lead the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI when they take on the touring West Indians in a three-day tour game from 10th November in Colombo.
Samaraweera will skipper the team, which will be chosen from a squad of 15 that also includes Test specialists Prasanna Jayawardene and Tharanga Paranavitana.
Young quick bowler Nuwan Pradeep is also named in the squad having recovered from abdominal and hamstring injuries while other inclusions with international experience include Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thilina Kandamby, Malinga Bandara, Chanaka Welagedara and Thilan Thushara.
Following the match, the West Indies meet Sri Lanka in the first of two Test matches from 16th November in Dambulla.
Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI (from): Thilan Samaraweera (captain), Tharanga Paranavitana, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thilina Kandamby, Ajantha Mendis, Ashan Priyanjana, Prasanna Jayawardene, Malinga Bandara, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welagedara, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Pradeep, Satchitra Sananayake, Kushal Perera
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