Sri Lanka’s Mathews returns for England Tests

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GALLE (AFP): Former Sri Lanka Captain Angelo Mathews has recovered from injury and was named on Wednesday in a 22-player squad to face England in two Tests in Galle.

But the injured pair of middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva and pace bowler Kasun Rajitha will miss the series starting Thursday after being part of the 2-0 Test series defeat in South Africa this month.

Mathews, 33, did not make the South Africa trip because of a hamstring injury, but is expected to line up against England in matches that count towards the inaugural world Test championship.

The Dimuth Karunaratne-led team will resume a series that was halted in March after England flew home because of coronavirus fears. Both matches will be played in Galle behind closed doors.


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