Sri Lanka names Test squad for Pakistan series

A release from the Sri Lankan board named veteran Mahela Jayawardene as skipper.


Afp June 19, 2012

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Tuesday included uncapped all-rounder Jeevan Mendis in a 15-member Test squad for the three-match home series against Pakistan starting Friday.

Mendis, 29, has played 20 One-Day Internationals and in three Twenty20 games.

A release from the Sri Lankan board named veteran Mahela Jayawardene as skipper while Angelo Mathews was retained as vice captain.

Squad:

Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavithana, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Prasanna Jayawardene, Chanaka Welagedara, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis.

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