Colombo: Suranga Lakmal made a comeback to Sri Lanka Test squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Zimbabwe.
Lakmal returned to Sri Lanka's Test squad after missing the tour of Pakistan due to dengue fever.
The Lankan Side lost the recently concluded two-Test match series against Pakistan 1-0. Pakistan secured a 263 runs victory in the second Test while the first Test was abandoned due to rain.
The 32-year-old last played Test cricket in August 2019 against New Zealand. Lakmal has been Sri Lanka's main bowler in the away Test series over the years. He played 59 Tests and scalped 141 wickets with an average of 39.00.
Sri Lanka Team will leave for Zimbabwe on the 16 January. The first of the two Test matches starts on 19 January.
Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal.
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Mathews built crucial partnerships, including a 117-run stand for the fourth wicket with skipper Dinesh Chandimal who made 52.
The southern coastal city of Galle has seen several days of wet weather and more is predicted for the first of the two Tests, leaving the tourists wondering whether to use more pace on the usually spin friendly wicket.
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