Top order batsman Kusal Mendis was left out of the Sri Lanka Test squad to India for the three match series starting 16th of November 2017 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
The selectors also left out Nuwan Pradeep and Kaushal Silva for former skipper Angelo Mathews and allrounder Dasun Shanaka. Sadeera Samarawickrama retained his place in
the squad alongside Roshen Silva who is yet to make his debut.
Sri Lanka Test squad
Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Roshen Silva
In: Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews
Out: Kusal Mendis, Kaushal Silva, Nuwan Pradeep
Both Asela Gunaratne and Kusal Perera passed the fitness test but the lack of match fitness forced them out of the side.
Former skipper Mahela Jayawardena was disappointed of young batsman Kusal Mendis’ omission.
“Don’t understand how
@KusalMendis1 is not in the test squad? Even he is not playing should be in India. That’s how young players learn,” Jayawardena tweeted.
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