Sri Lanka Recall Welagedara

Chanaka Welagedara has been recalled to Sri Lanka's Test squad
Chanaka Welagedara has been recalled to Sri Lanka's Test squad
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Sri Lanka have confirmed their 15-man Test squad to take on England in the two-match series that gets underway at Lord's on 12th June, recalling fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara.

With Suranga Lakmal ruled out through injury, left-arm quick Welagedara, who last played Test cricket in 2012 in Australia, is back in the squad.

Sachithra Senanayake, whose action has been reported today, has been left out of the squad. He made his debut in Sri Lanka's most recent Test series, against Pakistan in December and January.

In his absence, Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera are the only slow bowlers in the squad which features fast bowlers Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad alongside Welagedara.

Although Kulasekara has been part of Test squad subsequently, the highly-rated limited overs bowler has not played a Test for his country since March 2013.

Angelo Mathews will lead the side with Lahiru Thirimanne when the series, which also sees the two sides meet at Headingley, begins.

The Sri Lankans will play Northamptonshire in a warm-up game that begins on Thursday 5th June.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Chanaka Welagedara

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs