Pathum Nissanka returns as Sri Lanka squad is announced for Australia Test

Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

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The Sri Lanka Cricket selection committee has selected a 18-member squad to play in the 2-match Test series against Australia.

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The star opening batter Dimuth Karunaratne will once again lead a strong 18-member contingent during their two-match Test series against Australia, which will commence on 29th June at Galle International Cricket Stadium.

The opening batter Pathum Nissanka, who missed the last Test series against Bangladesh due to his back injury, returned to the side, replacing the left-hander Kamil Mishara.

The leg spinner Suminda Lakshan, who was part of recently concluded Test series against Bangladesh, has been overlooked for the upcoming Australia Tests, as leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, a like for like replacement, has been named in the squad.

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Sri Lanka Test squad

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Ramesh Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay