Opening batsman Kaushal Silva and left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara have been recalled into Sri Lanka’s squad for the home Test series against England. Danushka Gunathilaka, who had been sidelined from the Asia Cup with back injury, has not recovered to find a place in the squad.
Angelo Mathews, who had been removed from limited-overs captaincy and subsequently dropped for the England ODIs due to fitness concerns, though, was named in the Test squad. Pushpakumara, who made his Test debut against India last year, is the fifth spinner in the group alongside left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan and offspinners Dilruwan Perera and Akila Dananjaya.
Sri Lanka Test squad: Dinesh Chandimal (capt.), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness)
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