Saturday 12 July 2014 

Sri Lanka Name Test Squad

Upul Tharanga plays a shot
Upul Tharanga has been recalled to Sri Lanka's Test squad
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Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the two-Test series against South Africa that begins at Galle on 16th July.

Fit-again Suranga Lakmal returns to the squad in place of Nuwan Pradeep and after helping Sri Lanka beat 1-0 in England, opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is left out.

Upul Tharanga is handed a recall while Prasanna Jayawardene, who missed the second Test in England, which Sri Lanka won at Headingley, with a broken finger, does not return to the squad.

Dinesh Chandimal stepped in to keep wicket in his absence and will be expected to assume the same duties against the Proteas.

Quick bowler Nuwan Kulasekara misses as out as Ajantha Mendis is also recalled.

The second Test is in Colombo and begins on 24th July.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kithruwan Vithanage, Chanaka Welagedara

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Fixtures & Results
6th July: 1st ODI, Colombo
South Africa 304-5 (Amla 109, de Villiers 75) beat
Sri Lanka 229 (Sangakkara 88) by 75 runs
9th July: 2nd ODI, Pallekele
Sri Lanka 267 (Dilshan 86, McLaren 4-48) beat
South Africa 180 (Amla 101) by 87 runs
12th July: 3rd ODI, Hambantota
South Africa 339-5 (de Kock 128, de Villiers 108) beat
Sri Lanka 257 (Mathews 58) by 82 runs
16th-20th July: 1st Test, Galle
South Africa 455-9 dec. & 206-6 dec. beat
Sri Lanka 292 & 216 (Sangakkara 76) by 153 runs
24th-28th July: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 421 & 229-8 dec. drew with
South Africa 282 & 159-8 (Herath 5-40)