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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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