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Lanka arrive today

Mendis recalled

Sports Reporter

Sri Lanka cricket team will arrive in Dhaka today to play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is against the Tigers.
The visitors will start their campaign from January 27 when the first Test match of the two-match series will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
They will then travel to Chittagong to play the second and final Test starting from February 4 at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium where they also play two T20 Internationals.
Three matches ODI series will be held at Mirpur.
AFP adds: Sri Lanka's selectors on Thursday recalled unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis for two Test matches in Bangladesh after keeping him out of the recent series against Pakistan.
Mendis, 28, who bowls both off-spin and leg-breaks with an unusual finger-flicking action, last played a Test during his team's home series against Bangladesh in March 2013.
Mendis, with 64 wickets in 17 Tests, replaces off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake from the side that earlier this week drew against Pakistan 1-1 in the United Arab Emirates.
The 15-man squad, released by Sri Lanka Cricket, does not feature batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara, who were both injured during the Pakistan matches.
The squad for the limited-overs games will be picked later.

 

SQUAD

Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Ajantha Mendis.

Published: 12:00 am Friday, January 24, 2014

Last modified: 7:39 pm Friday, January 24, 2014

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