Sri Lanka revealed their team squad for South Africa Test series

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 | 0

Just one month ago, Sri Lanka cricket team visited Zimbabwe to play a Test series with them. Now, they are heading towards another Test series and for this very purpose, they are visiting South Africa now and scheduled to play a tournament consists of Test, ODI and T20I. Their tournament will start officially in 26th December, 2016. But before that they will play a warm up match against South Africa Invitation XI in 18th December, 2016 which consists of three days match. In this circumstances, they have already revealed their team squad for upcoming Test series though, South Africa yet to announce their team squad.

Sri Lanka revealed their team squad for South Africa Test series

Angelo Mathews was in injury but he has recovered his fitness and will lead the Lankan team as their captain. Besides, Dinesh Chandimal and Dushmantha Chameera are announced for the upcoming competition. Sri Lankan cricket board has announced total fifteen players list primarily and the best eleven will select in the match day.

Wikum Sanjaya will be the bolt for Sri Lanka who will start his Test career through this match against South Africa. 24 years old this player basically a right arm pace bowler but though he has not any extraordinary statistics previously where he played just 17 matches in first class cricket and took 38 wickets so far. Besides, he does not able to ball so fast only can make average 135 km speed but he is selected for his out swing ability.

Upul Tharanga has returned to the Test cricket through Zimbabwe Test but unfortunately middle order batsman Asela Gunaratne and wicket – keeper Niroshan Dickwella are not selected for the South Africa tour due to their recent performance though Asela was good enough in Zimbabwe tour. Besides, Nuwan Pradeep who is a right arm fast medium bowler has got chance among the selected fifteen.

In this tournament, Sri Lanka will play three Tests, three T20Is and five ODIs matches with South Africa. Here we present their complete team squad.

# Sri Lanka Team: Angelo Mathews (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Silva, Wikum Sanjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Rangana Herath, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal.

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