Danushka Gunathilika Put As Standby For Dimuth Karunaratne

Written by Rohit Pawar

Sri Lanka selectors have named Danushka Gunathilika as the standby for injured Dimuth Karunaratne for the test series against West Indies, Cricket Age learns.

Dimuth, the best test batsman for Sri Lanka in last one year, sustained a finger injury during the net session. Widely considered as a shorter formats specialist, Gunathilika has so far played two tests for Sri Lanka and lately has shown the signs to develop as a longer format player as well.

Fast bowlers Shehan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando and Nisala Tharaka has also been included in the squad.

22-Member Preliminary squad for West Indian tour has started training in Kandy in high performance center from Wednesday. The Squad will be reduce to 15 before departure for the three Test tour on May 25.

Sri Lanka to play three test against West Indies. The tour will kick off on May 30 with a tour match at Tarouba, while the first test to be played at Port Of Spain From June 6.

Preliminary Squad :

Dinesh Chandimal
Angelo Mathews
Kusal Perera
Kusal Mendis
Dhananjaya De Silva
Roshen Silva
Niroshan Dickwella
Mahela Udawatte
Dasun Shanaka
Rangana Herath
Dilruwan Perera
Jeffrey Vandersay
Akila Dhananjaya
Lakshan Sandakan
Suranga Lakmal
Lahiru Gamage
Lahiru Kumara
Shehan Madushanka
Kasun Rajitha
Asitha Fernando
Nisala Tharaka

Danushka Gunathilika

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