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Jayawardene to lead Sri Lanka in Australia

Mahela Jayawardene will lead a 16-man Sri Lanka Test squad for the tour of Australia next month. The squad included five fast bowlers in Nuwan Kulasekara, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep and Chanaka Welegedara. Dimuth Karunaratne, who made his Test debut against New Zealand in Galle last week, has been included as the third opener in the squad, along side Tillakaratne Dilshan and Tharanga Paranivatana. Sri Lanka will play three Tests in Australia including the second Test in Melbourne on Boxing Day. The tour also includes five ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals.
Sri Lanka Test squad: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Tharanga Paranavitana, Thilan Samaraweera, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Shaminda Eranga, Suraj Randiv, Dinesh Chandimal, Chanaka Welagedara, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Dimuth Karunaratne.



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