India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts recall Lahiru Thirimanne as replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday recalled left-handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanne in its squad for the second Test against India as a replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne.

File photo of Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne. AFP

File photo of Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne. AFP

It's more than a year that Thirimanne is out of the Sri Lanka's Test team as he has not featured in the traditional format since playing against England in June 2016.

According to a report on ESPNcricinfo, left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan has also been added to the squad while seamer Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out due to a back issue.

Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara are now the only frontline quicks in Sri Lanka's squad and Sandakan is now fourth frontline spinner in contention for a spot in the playing XI.

Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera and Malinda Pushpakumara. are the spinners in the squad.

The match will also see the return of captain Dinesh Chandimal, who had missed the first game due to pneumonia.

Thirimanne has played 26 Tests so far, scoring 1056 runs with highest score of 155 not out against Bangladesh at Galle in March 2013.

Published Date: Aug 01, 2017 19:59 PM | Updated Date: Aug 01, 2017 19:59 PM

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