Sri Lanka Announce Squad For Test Match Against Afghanistan; new players included

Sri Lanka has announced a 16-man squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan, with three uncapped players making it to the squad. Dhananjaya de Silva will lead the team with Kusal Mendis as his deputy.

The squad includes uncapped players Lahiru Udara, fast bowlers Chamika Gunasekara, and Milan Rathnayake. Experienced players like Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, and Dinesh Chandimal are also part of the squad.

However, Lakshitha Mansinghe, Praveen Jayawickrama, and Pathum Nissanka, who were part of the previous Test series against Pakistan last year, have been dropped.

Sri Lanka will host Afghanistan for a multi-format tour, starting from February 2, which includes three ODIs and as many T20Is, followed by the one-off Test. This will be the first-ever Test match between these two teams.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Kamindu Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Udara, Chamika Gunasekara, Milan Rathnayake

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