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Test discard Thirimanne to lead SLC President’s team

Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne who was left out of the Test squad named for the two-Test series against England starting next week in Galle has been picked to lead the Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI team in the four-day warm-up match against the tourists starting today at the P Sara Oval.

A 15-member squad was selected for the match but Bhanuka Rajapaksa has sustained an injury and will not be available for selection.

The selectors will be having a close look at spinners Ramesh Mendis (off-spinner) and 18-year-old right-arm leg-spinner Kavindu Nadeeshan who recently took part in the Under 19 World Cup in South Africa, as a replacement in the Test squad for the injured Wanindu Hasaranga.

SRI LANKA CRICKET PRESIDENT’S XI SQUAD:

Lahiru Thirimanne (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Roshen Silva, Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Mohamed Shiraz, Nisala Tharaka, Ashen Bandara, Kavindu Nadeeshan.


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