Sri Lanka name 15-man squad for South Africa T20 series
Sri Lanka have recalled fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara for their three-match home Twenty20 series with South Africa.
By Sam Drury
Last Updated: 01/08/13 2:40pm
Kulasekara is included in the 15-man squad having missed the five ODI encounters with the Proteas due to a dislocated finger that he picked up during the triangular series in West Indies.
Sri Lanka completed a 4-1 series win over South Africa on Wednesday despite Kulasekara's absence and also recall Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga, both of whom were rested for the final ODI.
Also rested was Rangana Herath and the spinner has again been omitted with Ajantha Mendis, Sachitra Senanayake and recalled leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis the men tasked with providing the spin bowling options.
Currently ranked the No.1 T20 side in the world, the hosts will hope to carry their good form from the one-dayers into the shorter format when the series gets under way in Colombo on Friday.
The teams will then move on to Hambantota where the final two matches will take place on Sunday and Tuesday.