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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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