Sri Lanka inject new blood for Australia Tests
Sri Lanka stacked its squad with uncapped bowlers including pacers Asitha Fernando and Roshane Silva and spinner Lakshan Sandakan for the home Test arrangement beginning one week from now against Australia.
With its stars sidelined with damage, Sri Lanka will depend on its second-string bowlers to pull off an improbable arrangement triumph against the world number one Test side.
Battling batsman Lahiru Thirimanne neglected to make the 15-man squad declared on Thursday and drove by veteran Angelo Mathews, taking after Sri Lanka’s late grievous voyage through England.
Batsman Milinda Siriwardana and all-rounder Niroshan Dikwella were additionally dropped from the squad that confronted a drubbing in England in June in both Tests and one-day internationals.
Five bowlers endured wounds in England, striking another hit to the youthful Sri Lankan side which has battled subsequent to the retirement of legends including Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
Sri Lanka plays three Tests against the meeting Australians, with the primary beginning in Pallekele on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka last won a Test arrangement against Australia in 1999 and they were soundly beaten in their last experience in 2012/2013.
The Test squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal (bad habit capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya Silva, Roshane Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan and Suranga Lakmal.