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19-Nov-2021 16:22:00 GMT
West Indies in Sri Lanka 2021

Asalanka called up for West Indies Tests

Colombo: Sri Lanka have announced a 22-member squad for their two-Test home series against West Indies.

Owing to a fantastic performance in the recently concluded ICC Men's T20 World Cup, in which he emerged as Sri Lanka's highest run-scorer, Charith Asalanka finds a place in the Test squad.

And returning to the side is Dushmantha Chameera, who had missed the previous Test series against Bangladesh due to personal commitments.

Notable absentees from the squad are Lahiru Thirimanne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka.

Dickwella is currently serving a ban for breaching the bio-bubble in England in July this year.

There have been several other call-ups to the side with Minod Bhanuka and Chamika Karunaratne also returning. The squad also features three uncapped players: Kamil Mishara, Suminda Lakshan and Chamika Gunasekara.

The spin attack will feature Lakshan Sandakan and Lasith Embuldeniya, who is back after recovering from a thigh injury.

The two-Test series begins on 21 November in Galle.

Sri Lanka squad for ICC World Test Championship:
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Minod Bhanuka, Roshen Silva, Kamil Mishara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Suminda Lakshan, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Gunasekara

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