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Welegedara recalled for India Tests

Sri Lanka recall left-arm paceman Chanaka Welegedara to their squad for the Test series in India next month.

COLOMBO // Sri Lanka recalled left-arm paceman Chanaka Welegedara to their squad today for the Test series in India next month. Welegedara, 28, made his debut against England in 2007 but lost his place after suffering problems with his run-up. The uncapped wicketkeeper Kaushal Silva and middle-order batsman Thilina Kandamby were also named in the Test squad. All-rounder Muthumudalige Pushpakumara is a new face in the Twenty20 squad while fast bowler Dilhara Fernando has been recalled to the one-day party after returning from injury, taking the place of Dammika Prasad. Sri Lanka are scheduled to play three Tests against India, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals.

Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Thilina Kandamby, Prasanna Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva, Chanaka Welegedara, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Dammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis

Sangakkara (captain), Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedara, Mathews, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Kaushal Weeraratne, Mendis, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Welegedara, Thushara, Lasith Malinga, Kulasekera One-day squad: Sangakkara (captain), Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan, Kapugedara, Kandamby, Upul Tharanga, Mathews, Samaraweera, Jayasuriya, Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Thushara, Kulasekera, Mendis.

* Reuters