Sri Lanka Reveals 16-Man Test Squad for Afghanistan Tour in February


Sri Lanka’s Test Squad for Afghanistan Series

Dhananjaya de Silva to Lead, Kusal Mendis as Deputy
Dhananjaya de Silva is set to lead the Sri Lankan Test side, with Kusal Mendis appointed as his deputy. The squad boasts experienced players such as Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, and Dinesh Chandimal.

Bowling Attack Led by Rajitha, Mendis, and Jayasuriya
The bowling department will be spearheaded by Kasun Rajitha, Ramesh Mendis, and Prabath Jayasuriya.

One-Off Test at Colombo SSC from 2-6 February
The much-anticipated one-off Test between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan is scheduled to take place at Colombo SSC from February 2 to 6.

Afghanistan’s Tour Includes ODIs and T20Is
Apart from the Test match, Afghanistan’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature three ODIs and three T20Is.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Dhananjaya de Silva (c)Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, , Kusal Mendis (vc), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, , Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando,Ramesh Mendis Kasun Rajitha, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Udara, Chamika Gunasekara, Prabath Jayasuriya, Milan Rathnayake.

Three Uncapped Players in the Squad
Lahiru Udara, Chamika Gunasekara, and Milan Rathnayake, all uncapped at the Test level, join the squad. Udara is a wicketkeeper-batter, while Gunasekara and Rathnayake add pace to the team.

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