Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad

Wicketkeeper batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama and middle-order batsman Roshen Silva have made it to the 15-man squad Sri Lanka will send to the UAE to take on Pakistan in a two-Test series later this month. Injured allrounder Angelo Mathews is not part of the squad – Sri Lanka Cricket had confirmed earlier today that he will miss the first Test due a calf strain which he picked up at training this week.

Samarawickrama had opened for Sri Lanka at the Under-19 World Cup in 2014.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will play the first Test in Abu Dhabi from September 28, before moving to Dubai for a pink-ball game.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage

More to follow

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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