New Sri Lanka selectors headed by Aravinda de Silva have dropped out-of-form veteran Sanath Jayasuriya for the Asia Cup, starting in Dambulla from June 15 and have also opted for left arm spinner Ranagana Herath ahead of Ajantha Mendis.
Herath, who has played his last ODI game six years ago, has played only six One Day internationals in his career.
Regular skipper Kumar Sangakkara returns to lead the team along with Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardane, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga and Chanaka Welagedara all of whom were not members of Zimbabwe tour party.
However a notable exclusion is the young batting sensation Dinesh Chandimal, who shone in Zimbabwe with the bat.
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