Friday 24 October 2008 

Uncapped Angelo Mathews Picked For Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka have called up uncapped batsman Angelo Mathews for their forthcoming One Day International tour of Zimbabwe.

Mathews, 21, has been rewarded for a series of strong performances for Sri Lanka A and will compete for a place in the middle order after the selectors omitted Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva.

Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya has been rested with Upul Tharanga earning a recall and he will open the batting alongside Mahela Udawatte.

Dammika Prasad replaces Chaminda Vaas, who asked to be rested ahead of a busy 2009 schedule while wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara returns to the squad after a finger injury.

The five-match series begins on November 10th.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara (wicket-keeper), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Udawatte, Chamara Kapugedera, Jehan Mubarak, Thilina Kandamby, Angelo Mathews, Farveez Maharoof, Thilan Thushara, Dammika Prasad, Dilhara Fernando, Nuwan Kulasekera, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis

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