Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 12:51
Tharanga dropped for New Zealand Tests
Uncapped 21-year-old offspinner Tharindu Kaushal has been named in Sri Lanka's squad for the tour of New Zealand, while uncapped quick Dushmantha Chameera also earns a place.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal reclaims his place in the squad, but Niroshan Dickwella, who kept wicket in the last two Test series, and Prasanna Jayawardene, who has largely been Sri Lanka's first-choice keeper, are in the squad as well.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne also earns a recall after losing his place to Upul Tharanga for the series against South Africa and Pakistan.