Kusal Perera included for Australia Tests

Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera reacts after scoring fifty runs during their third one day international cricket match against West Indies in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Selectors have included forceful left-gave batsman Kusal Perera in the 16-man squad for the Test arrangement in Australia. Perera was not in the squad for the Test arrangement in New Zealand as of late, with his latest Test appearance coming in June a year ago amid the arrangement in the Caribbean. Danushka Gunathilaka, the opener, who scored only 16 keeps running in the Test arrangement in New Zealand, has been dropped.

While Perera has attempted to discover his feet in Test cricket, he blazed his way to a century against New Zealand in the as of late closed ODI arrangement which may have provoked the selectors to give him a go in conditions that are relied upon to bat amicable.

Aside from that one change, the selectors have held a similar arrangement of players who were picked for the arrangement in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews, who was relied upon to in any event miss the opening Test in Australia following damage to his hamstring, has been disregarded. The five-man pace assault incorporates Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera and Kasun Rajitha though Dilruwan Perera and Lakshan Sandakan will remain the side’s first-decision spinners.

The island country will play the main Test in Brisbane from January 24 preceding making a trip to Canberra for the second and last Test that begins on February 1. Sri Lanka are yet to enroll a Test win in Australia.

Courtesy: Cricbuzz


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