Lahiru Thirimanne named captain of SLC Board President's XI

Lahiru Thirimanne
Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as the captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI.
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Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as the captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board President's XI which will face West Indies in a three-day practice match in Colombo.

Having made his Test debut in 2011, Thirimanne has featured in 22 matches but has scored only 953 runs at an average of 25.07 with one hundred and four fifties.

All-rounder Milinda Siriwardane has been named alongside pace bowlers Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando and Nuwan Kulasekara.

Off-spinner Suraj Randiv, who last played a Test match in 2012, has also been picked to play the tour game.

With the Sri Lanka A team currently on tour in New Zealand, former members of the Under-19 squad like Kusal Mendis have also been included. 

West Indies are currently touring Sri Lanka to take part in a two-match Test series alongside three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.

The visitors will play the lone tour game against the SLC Board President’s XI, which will get underway on 8th October at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.

The first Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka is scheduled to be played between 14th and 18th October in Galle.

SLC Board President's XI squad: Lahiru Thirimanne (captain), Udara Jayasundera, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka (wicket-keeper), Milinda Siriwardana, Angelo Jayasinghe, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Suraj Randiv, Lahiru Milantha, Lasanda Rukmal, Kasun Madushanka, Sahan Nanayakkare

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