Sri Lanka's 25-man provisional squad for Pakistan Tests

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Sri Lanka Provisional Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Roshen Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Charith Asalanka, Shaminda Eranga and Dhammika Prasad

My Squad-
1.  Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)
2.  Dimuth Karunaratne (Left-hand Batsman)
3.  Kusal Mendis (Right-hand Batsman)
4.  Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-hand Batsman)
5.  Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)
6.  Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)
7.  Niroshan Dickwella(Left-hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
8.  Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.  Dhammika Prasad (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
10. Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
11. Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Medium)
12. Roshen Silva (Right-hand Batsman)
13.  Jeffrey Vandersay (Right-Arm Leg-Spin)
14. Charith Asalanka (Left-hand Batsman)(Off-Spin)
15.   Dilruwan Perera(Right-Arm Off-Spin)

My XI for the 1st Test Aganist Pakistan-
1.  Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)(Best replacement for Upl Tharanga)(Wicket-keeper) 
2.  Dimuth Karunaratne (Left-hand Batsman)
3.  Kusal Mendis (Right-hand Batsman)(Permanent no.3 in TEST and ODI) 
4.  Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)

5.  Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)​(Permanent no.5 in TEST and ODI and T20s) 
6.  Niroshan Dickwella(Left-hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper) 
7.  Charith Asalanka (Left-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin) 
8.  Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.  Dhammika Prasad (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
10.Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
11. Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Medium)

Upul Tharanga, who leads Sri Lanka in shorter formats of the game, wasn't considered for selection after he had informed the selectors not to consider him for Tests for six months as he wanted to concentrate on limited overs cricket, a media release from Sri Lanka Cricket said.


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