Sri Lanka, today announced a 15 man squad for the India tour which was announced after the West Indies took a flight back hom therby abandoning the series.
Two uncapped players have been included while Suraj Randiv and Chaturanga de Silva are making a comeback to the side. Lasith Malinga, Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal are left out of the squad. Kusal Perera is back after an injury while Lahiru Gamage is selected due to some good domestic performances.
Rangana Herath is given a much needed break. The bowling department will be lead by Dhamika Prasad alongside the debutant Lahiru Gamage. Angelo Matthews and Thisara Parera will play their part time roles too.
Three spinners have been included in the squad. Suraj Randiv is likely to lead the spin department either with Seekuge Prasanna or Chaturanga de Silva.
The surprising fact is that Kumar Sangakkara is included in the 15 even with his fitness issues.
Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage, Chaturanga de Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv.