Sri Lanka have recalled left arm spinner Rangana Herath for their seven match ODI series with England. Rested for the humiliating whitewash in India, the 36-year-old is a veteran of 60 ODIs and 57 Test matches, but is a very orthodox spin bowler, offering little of the mystery that has undone England in recent times.
Also in the squad are batsman Thillina Kandamby and off-spinner Dilruwan Perera, who have both been in the international wilderness for more than three years. Kandamby, who averages 30 from his 38 ODIs to this point, hasn't played for his country since he made 20 against Scotland, in Edinburgh, back in 2011.
Meanwhile Perera, who made his Test debut this year, hasn't played in a One-Day International since 2008, but boasts a very strong average of 30 at an economy of 4.06 from his List-A career.
Captained by Angelo Matthews, who led his country to a surprise Test series win against England earlier in the year, Sri Lanka will be looking to kick start their faltering preparations for next year's World Cup.
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Sri Lanka squad:
Full Sri Lanka squad for ODIs vs. England: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Mahela Jayawardena, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thilina Kandamby, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Gamage.
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