Friday 26 August 2011 

Sri Lanka Call Up Eranga, Prasanna For Australia Tests

Sri Lanka Call Up Eranga, Prasanna For Australia Tests
Sri Lanka Call Up Eranga, Prasanna For Australia Tests
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Uncapped bowlers Shaminda Eranga and Seekkuge Prasanna have been named in Sri Lanka's 16-man squad for the three-Test series against Australia.

Fast bowler Eranga and leg-spinner Prasanna both impressed during the One-Day International series - which Australia won 3-2 - and have been rewarded with Test call-ups.

All-rounder Angelo Mathews is poised for a return having missed the 1-0 series defeat in England due to injury while Tillakaratne Dilshan will continue to lead the squad having been retained as captain until the end of the year.

The series gets underway in Galle on 31st August before Tests in Pallekele and Colombo.

Prasanna, one of four specialist spinners in the squad along with Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis and Suraj Randiv, took four wickets in the two ODIs he played against Australia, including three in four balls on debut.

Like Prasanna, Eranga took four wickets during the ODIs, when he played three of the five matches.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Prasanna Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Chanaka Welagedara, Dammika Prasad, Shaminda Eranga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath

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