Sri Lanka announces squad for first Test against India

Colombo, 23rd July 2017:

Sri Lanka Cricket today (23) announced the following Test Squad for the first Test against India due to be played on the 26th – 30th of July in Galle.

The squad which was ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayaskera MP, is as follows:

Rangana Herath – Captain

Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep.

In the absence of full-time Captain Dinesh Chandimal who is recovering from a bout of Pneumonia, the team will be led by veteran Spin-master Rangana Herath.