Colombo(August 2, 2017): Sri Lanka recalled left-handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanne in its squad for the second Test against India as a replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne.
However, the second Test is scheduled to play on Thursday at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo. India is leading the three match series by 1-0.
It’s more than a year that Thirimanne is out of the Sri Lanka’s Test team as he has not featured in the traditional format since playing against England in June 2016.
According to a report, left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan has also been added to the squad while seamer Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out due to a back issue.
Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara are now the only frontline quicks in Sri Lanka’s squad and Sandakan is now fourth frontline spinner in contention for a spot in the playing XI.
Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera and Malinda Pushpakumara. are the spinners in the squad. The match will also see the return of captain Dinesh Chandimal, who had missed the first game due to pneumonia.