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Sri Lanka name 18-member squad for Australia Test series



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Sri Lanka announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia starting from June 29.

Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the side, opening batter Pathum Nissanka earned a recall back into the Test squad. The batter last played in the first Test against India in Mohali and was not a part of the series against Bangladesh.

Legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay was also included in the squad for his performances in the ODIs. The latter missed the Bangladesh Tests due to injury.
The two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Australia is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.

Meanwhile, veteran players Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been included in the squad and pacers Asitha Fernando and Vishwa Fernando have retained their spots.

The second Test match will be played on July 8 and both the matches will be staged at Galle International Cricket Stadium.

Sri Lanka squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne (capt.), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Jeffrey Vandersay