After missing the T20I series against India Thisara Perera is back in the 15-member squad Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against West Indies, starting on March 1.
Shehan Jayasuriya and Nuwan Pradeep also join the squad with Perera. However, Kasun Rajitha, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Oshada Fernando were left out.
Thisara, the 30-year-old all-rounder, who was dropped for the New Zealand T20Is and the T20I rubber against India, has clubbed 193 runs and taken 11 wickets this season in tournaments across the cricketing landscape. He also performed brilliantly in the ongoing ODI series vs West Indies.
Pradeep, the right-arm fast bowler, last played a T20I against Australia in November 2019. Shehan Jayasuriya, the all-rounder, too hasn’t represented Sri Lanka in T20Is since the 2019 tour of Australia.
All the three T20Is will be played in Pallekele on March 1, 4 and 6.
Sri Lanka squad: Lasith Malinga (capt.), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara