Officially, the selectors have said Malinga is merely being rested in order to manage his workload. However, he has played only 13 ODIs since his return to international cricket in June last year, and his most-recent international match was the T20 against India, on September 6. In ODIs since his return, however, Malinga has clearly been a diminished force, averaging 62.50 for each of his 10 wickets, and going at six an over.
Squad: Upul Tharanga (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella,Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedara, Thisara Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando,Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo