Duo return for Sri Lanka

  • Last Updated: May 13 2014, 16:36 BST

Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara are back in the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming one-day internationals in England.

Tillakaratne Dilshan will look to spark the Sri Lankan batting line-up
Tillakaratne Dilshan will look to spark the Sri Lankan batting line-up

The selectors have named 13 of the 14 players who featured in Sri Lanka's Asia Cup success in March.

But fast bowler Dhammika Prasad misses out and Dilshan and Kulasekara, who missed the tournament through injury, will return.

The Sri Lankan tourists will play a Twenty20 international against England at The Oval on 20 May before a five-match one-day international series begins at the same venue two days later.

The sides will also meet in a pair of Test matches after the one-day series has concluded.

Rangana Herath will be rested ahead of the Tests and the likes of Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake and Chathuranga de Silva will provide spin bowling options for skipper Angelo Mathews.

Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal and Mathews himself will be the principal seamers.

The Sri Lankans have been in fine form in 2014 and have won all nine of their ODIs this year, as well as the T20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Chathuranga de Silva, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal.


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