Former captain Angelo Mathews will be promoted to number four from his original number five position in the upcoming three match test series against India.
Wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka and Dilruwan Perera will play as a number six batsman.
Sri Lanka Cricket intends to strengthen the middle order with the change in Mathews’ batting position.
Angelo Mathews is Sri Lanka’s most senior batsman but has been out of touch with multiple injuries in the recent past.
Sri Lanka will play India in the first of the three tests on the 16th of November 2017 at the Eden Gardens. Kolkata.
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