Wednesday, 9 October 2013 00:56
A finger strain will keep Tillakaratne Dilshan out of the first match in Sri Lanka’s first-class tri-series, which begins on Tuesday. Dilshan’s omission is understood to be a precautionary measure, and he is expected to be fit to play the Board XI’s second match of the tournament, which begins on October 21.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Kaushal Silva has been moved from the Sri Lanka A team and into the Board XI for Tuesday’s match, after his highly successful run in first-class cricket. Fast bowler Kanishka Alvitigala, has in turn, been shuffled from the development squad to the A team and Kasun Madushanka brought into the development squad to replace him.
Board XI: Angelo Mathews (capt), Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Perera, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Jayaratne, T Priyashankar
Sri Lanka A: Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), Mahela Udawatte, Pabasara Waduge, Kanishka Alvitigala, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Ashan Priyanjan, Chaturanga de Silva, Ishan Jayaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Vimukthi Perera, Madura Lakmal, Chathura Randunu, Ramith Rambukwella, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Development Team: Lahiru Thirimanne (capt), Shehan Jayasuriya, Kusal Perera (wk), Rumesh Buddika, Sachithra Serasinghe, Roshen Silva, Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Madawa Warnapura, Tharindu Kaushal, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Madushanka, Lahiru Gamage, Shaminda Eranga, Niroshan Dickwella, Seekkuge Prasanna