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28-Feb-2017 07:36:00 GMT
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Herath to captain for Bangladesh Tests

Colombo: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will lead the Sri Lanka Test squad in the two-match home series against Bangladesh beginning March 7 in Galle.

Herath led the Sri Lankan team to victory in November last year, with a clean sweep of 2-0 against Zimbabwe in his first series as captain.

Meanwhile, prolific domestic left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara has also been included in the squad for the upcoming series, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed.

Pushpakumara first represented the Sri Lanka A team in 2012 when he faced South Africa and Zimbabwe during a triangular tournament besides also making an appearance for Lanka A in 2015 against Pakistan. He is currently playing against the England Lions.

However, these are the only squad details released so far. It is likely that the remainder of the squad will be announced later today.

Bangladesh have played 16 tests against Sri Lanka, the highest for Tests against any opponent. But they could only manage two draws against the islanders in their previous two series.

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