Uncapped Vikum Sanjaya picked for South Africa tour

Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has not played international cricket since May 2016 © Getty Images

Uncapped fast bowler Vikum Sanjaya was the surprise inclusion in Sri Lanka’s Test squad to South Africa, which also sees the return of captain Angelo Mathews, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal, and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera.

Batsman Upul Tharanga, who made a successful return to Tests on the tour of Zimbabwe, was also named, but there was no place for allrounder Asela Gunaratne, who had also impressed in that series. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was left out too.

Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (capt.), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Kumara, Vikum Sanjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath.

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Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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