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Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Series

SL announce 18-man squad for Bangladesh Test series



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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced an 18-member squad for the two-match Test series on Wednesday, with a host of key players missing from Sri Lanka.

Classy batter Roshen Silva has opted out of the Bangladesh tour, with former skipper Angelo Mathews and right-hander Dhananjaya De Silva asked to help Karunaratne out at the top of the Sri Lanka order.

Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the side. Sri Lanka's seam attack is likely to be led by left-armer Vishwa Fernando.

The other seamers included in the squad are Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne and uncapped Dilshan Madushanka, with Mathews expected to provide plenty of support.

Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya will lead Sri Lanka's spin attack, with Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama other options that Karunaratne will have at his disposal.

The first Test will be played on May 15, with the series then moving to Dhaka for the second and final Test on May 23.