England v Sri Lanka: Chanaka Welegedara included by tourists

Chanaka Welegedara

Sri Lanka have named left-arm seamer Chanaka Welegedara in their Test squad to play England in a two-match series which begins at Lord's on 12 June.

The 33-year-old, who took seven wickets on Sri Lanka's last tour of England, replaces the injured Suranga Lakmal.

There are few surprises in the 15-man squad, which will be skippered by all-rounder Angelo Mathews.

Regular Test wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene is included, with Kumar Sangakkara playing as a batsman.

The second Test at Headingley will start on 20 June.

Sri Lanka Test squad to face England: Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Chanaka Welagedara, Dhammika Prasad.

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