Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 11:42
Kandamby recalled as Sri Lanka ring changes
Sri Lanka have named a substantially changed ODI squad for the first three games against England, jettisoning several ODI regulars in favour of players who had not been part of the limited-overs sides in the past year.
Sri Lanka will effectively field a new-look attack against England, but the most left-field selection is that of a batsman.
Thilina Kandamby, has not played and ODI since 2011, but will now be considered for a middle-order spot ahead of the World Cup.
Seamer Nuwan Kulasekara is the most high-profile exclusion, and his place is taken up by Shaminda Eranga, who had not played an ODI in over a year before the recent India series.
Other changes to the attack include a recall for leg spinning allrounder Jeevan Mendis, and Test off spinner Dilruwan Perera.