Udawatte headlines uncapped quartet in Sri Lanka squad

A quartet of uncapped players have been named in Sri Lanka's squad for the tour of West Indies, including 31-year-old Mahela Udawatte.

Opening batsman Udawatte, who has represented his country in limited-overs cricket, joins fellow newcomers Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay and Asitha Fernando in the tourists' 17-man selection.

Dimuth Karunaratne (fractured finger), Dushmantha Chameera (back) and Nuwan Pradeep (hamstring) remain sidelined. 

Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal have been included despite potentially being short of full match-fitness.

Chief selector Graeme Labrooy told ESPNcricinfo: "Mathews and Lakmal are not unfit as such.

"In fact they are fit, but we wanted to see if they were match-fit. The team is at a training camp in Pallekele, so we'll give them until May 14 before we make a final decision on those two players."

The first Test begins on June 6 at Queen's Park Oval.

 

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Udawatte, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando.

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS