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by Sandeep Shivam Monday 6 November 2017
Sri Lanka have dropped top order batsmen Kaushal Silva and Kusal Mendis for the upcoming three-match Test series against India that begins later this month.
Silva, who was recalled for the recently concluded Test series in United Arab Emirates against Pakistan managed just 67 runs in the two games.
Mendis, on the other hand, had a promising start to his career and was even touted as future captain struggled for form scoring 58 runs in the four innings in UAE and also managed just 12 runs in the two ODIs against Pakistan.
Even though he scored a fine century in the second Test against India in Colombo but has not managed to cross a half-century since then in 12 innings spread across all the formats.
Apart from the duo, the selectors have also rested fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep with Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka and veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews returning back to the squad.
Both de Silva and Shanaka have been in terrific form for Sri Lanka A side against the West Indies counterparts while Mathews has recovered from a calf injury that kept him out of the UAE tour.
The three match Test series will be played in Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi between 16th November and 6th December.
Sri Lanka squad to face India:
Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Roshen Silva
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