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Sri Lanka recalls Perera for Australia Tests

9 January 2019 09:56 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Tuesday recalled batsman Kusal Perera to a 16-member squad for the two-match Test series against Australia starting later this month. 

Injuries kept Perera out of the New Zealand Test series which Sri Lanka lost 1-0, but he was included in the shorter formats of the game. 

He takes his place back in the Test squad for Australia as selectors dropped Dhanushka Gunathilaka over his poor form in New Zealand. 

Following the Test defeat, Sri Lanka also lost the just concluded three-match one-day international series to New Zealand 3-0. A one-off T20 match is due to be played on Friday in Auckland. 
The first Test against Australia opens on January 24 in Brisbane and the second starts on February 1 in Canberra. 

Sri Lanka Test squad for Australia: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera and Kasun Rajitha.

  Comments - 1

  • Manel Friday, 11 January 2019 02:59 PM

    Pereira,Silva or Fernando present SL cricketers don't know how to play and win or at least secure a draw.In the 20/20 game SL had Kiwis reeling on 55/5. Then they went on to score 179. Looks like the coaches, captain and players are a bunch of idiots who deserve to be fed on poonac.

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