Initial hitter Kaushal Silva and left-hander Malinda Pushpakumara have been summoned to the Sri Lankan squad for the local Test series against England. Danushka Gunathilaka, who had been out of the Asian Cup with a back injury, has not recovered to find a spot on the team.
Angelo Mathews, who had been eliminated from the captaincy limited and then fell to the ODI of England due to fitness concerns, however, was named in the test squad. Pushpakumara, who made his debut in the test against India last year, is the fifth spinner of the group along with left-handed Rangana Herath, left arm Lakshan Sandakan and offsprings Dilruwan Perera and Akila Dananjaya.
Sri Lanka Test Squadron : 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 exercise)
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