Jayawardene returns to Sri Lanka Test squad

Colombo, Dec 24: Sri Lanka has named a 16-member squad to take on Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates later this month.

Selectors at Sri Lanka Cricket recalled wicketkeeper batsman Prasanna Jayawardene to the squad which will be led by Angelo Mathews with Dinesh Chandimal as his deputy.

Senior batsman Mahela Jayawardene also returns after missing the One-Day and Twenty20 matches against Pakistan in Dubai owing to personal reasons.

Others in the squad are Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Vishwa Fernando, Sachithra Senananyake, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera.

IANS