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Sri Lanka Recall Herath, Mendis, Kandamby

Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath has been recalled to Sri Lanka's ODI squad
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Sri Lanka have rung the changes for the first three One-Day Internationals against England by recalling Rangana Herath, Jeevan Mendis, Thilina Kandamby and Dilruwan Perera.

After losing 5-0 to India in their most recent series, the selectors have left out Dinesh Chandimal, Chathuranga de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Nuwan Kulasekara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Suraj Randiv and Upul Tharanga.

Left-arm spinner Herath last played an ODI against Pakistan in August and all-rounder Mendis has not played since July 2013 against India.

Batsman Kandamby, who captained Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International against England in 2011, also played his latest ODI on that tour of England and Scotland.

Perera, who has become a key member of Sri Lanka's Test squad since making his debut earlier this year, played four ODIs in 2007 and 2008.

The first of seven matches against England gets underway on Wednesday (26th November).

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Lahiru Gamage, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilina Kandamby, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne


Having been suspended from bowling earlier this year, off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has undergone an official re-test on his bowling action.

He was tested in Chennai and the results of his test should be available within 14 days.

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