Former xed captain Dinesh Chandimal returned to Sri Lanka’s squad after being named for his provisional 22-man squad for New Zealand’s two-test home series starting Aug. 14.
Chandimal was canceled for Sri Lanka’s historic tour of South Africa, where in February of this year they recorded their first victory in the test series. In Chandimal’s absence, Sri Lanka beat and shocked the home side 2-0. Wicket keeper Batsman is now back after having completed 223 runs in five innings at the Premier Limited Over Tournament, the best one-day competition in Sri Lanka ,
However, Dimuth Karunaratne, who led them during the series in South Africa and during the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, will remain captain and usher in the test-era era.
In addition to Chandimal, the spinners Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera as well as the fast bowler Lahiru Kumara and the all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka were reminded. Niroshan Dickwella, who was eliminated for both the World Cup and the ODI series against Bangladesh, was also appointed to the 22-member squad, which is later cut back to 15. The all-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya is still unbroken on the test level was also brought in.
Milinda Siriwardana and Kaushal Silva were guests before the World Cup in South Africa. Mohamed Shiraz, who conquered 23 wickets in seven Premier League Premier League games and also traveled to South Africa, was eliminated.
Angelo Mathews, whose thigh injury had stopped him from the South Africa tests, returned while Dananjaya returned with a redesigned action after being suspended by the ICC at the end of last year for unlawful action. He participated in the Limited Over stage of the South Africa Tour, but was not selected for the World Cup.