Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and left-hand opener Dimuth Karunaratne were included in Sri Lanka`s 15-man squad for the second test against Pakistan starting on Thursday.
Sri Lanka`s opening batsman Upul Tharanga might make his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against Proteas starting at Galle on July 16.
Joe Root`s maiden Test double century took England to 575 for nine declared on the second day of their series opener against Sri Lanka at Lord`s on Friday
Sri Lanka lost both openers after a slow start in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong today, reaching 71-2 by lunch on the opening day.
Opener Kaushal Silva hit a maiden Test century to lead a dominant batting display by Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka today.
Sri Lanka reached 64-1 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Thursday.
Sri Lanka produced a professional performance to register their biggest victory over Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test in Dubai, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Sri Lanka were left fighting to save the first Test against Pakistan on the third day in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, still trailing by 108 runs at tea.
Pacemen Junaid Khan grabbed five and Bilawal Bhatti took three wickets as Pakistan caught Sri Lanka napping at 167-8 at tea on the opening day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka were 66-1 at lunch after a confident start in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Mahela Jayawardene will miss Sri Lanka`s tour of Pakistan in Dubai next month as the senior batsman has requested for leave on personal grounds, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Monday.
Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird’s impressive start to his Test career may have cost experienced swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus his spot in the squad for next year’s Ashes.
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