Mathews, Mendis, Lakmal Dropped, Sadeera, Pradeep, Sandakan Returns For England ODIs

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Sri Lanka selectors have dropped Former shorter formats captain Angelo Mathews, out of form Kusal Mendis, fast bowler Suranga Lakmal from the ODI squad for England series, while Sadeera Samarwikrama, Nuwan Pradeep and Lakshan Sandakan have been recalled.

In addition, Sehan Jayasuriya and Dilruwan Perera also been dropped from the squad that played in the Asia Cup.

England to play five ODIs, one off T20 and three tests during their tour of Sri Lanka. First ODI to be played Dambula on October 10.

Kusal Mendis exclusion was expected as he was a complete failure in the Asia Cup, having  failed to buy a run in his two outings against Pakistan and Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.

Lakmal, meanwhile, reportedly had a fight with coach Chandika Hathurasingha over some unknown reasons. According to sources, he paid the price for the incident.

Squad :

Dinesh Chandimal (Capt.)
Upul Tharanga
Sadeera Samarwikrama
Niroshan Dickwella
Dhananjaya De Silva
Dasun Shanaka
Thisara Perera
Akila Dananjaya
Dushmantha Chameera
Lasith Malinga
Amila Aponso
Lakshan Sandakan
Nuwan Pradeep
Kasun Rajitha
Kusal Perera

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