India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis dropped from 15-member Test squad, Angelo Mathews called back

The Sri Lankan selectors on Sunday dropped batsman Kusal Mendis from their 15-member squad while Angelo Mathews returned to lead the side in the upcoming tour of India.

PTI, Nov,05 2017

Colombo: The Sri Lankan selectors on Sunday dropped batsman Kusal Mendis from their 15-member squad while Angelo Mathews returned to the side in the upcoming tour of India.

File image of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis. AP

File image of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis. AP

Right-handed opener Kaushal Silva was also omitted from the team that emerged victorious against Pakistan in the recent Test series held in the UAE.

Mathews was ruled out of the Test series against Pakistan due to a calf muscle injury.

Since making his Test debut in 2015, the 22-year-old Mendis was being seen as the best batting prospect for Sri Lanka after the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Mendis will miss out on a Test match after 22 consecutive appearances since his debut.

Former skipper Mathews returns to the side which features middle-order batsman Roshen Silva as the only uncapped player.

Sri Lanka are slated to play three Tests, three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals in India.

The squad will leave for India on Wednesday.

Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrema, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimnne, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernanado, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Roshen Silva.

Published Date: Nov 05, 2017 | Updated Date: Nov 13, 2017




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1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
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2 India 6680 119
3 New Zealand 6650 117
4 England 6483 116
5 Australia 6077 113
6 Pakistan 4875 96
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1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112