Sri Lanka have named a 14-man squad to be led by Mahela Jayawardene for this month’s Asia Cup in Bangladesh. The Lankans have made three changes to their squad that is taking part in the ongoing CB Series in Austraspana. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and pacers Dhammika Prasad and Chanaka Welegedara have been dropped.
Coming back into the Sri Lankan squad are going to be off-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna and wiry fast bowler Suranga Lakmal. Sri Lanka have retained all the three pace bowspanng all-rounders – Vice-Captain Angelo Mathews, Farveez Maharoof and Thisara Perera who are facing fitness issues in Austraspana at this moment.
Sri Lanka’s first match of the Asia Cup will be on the 13th against India at Dhaka.
Following is the 14-man Sri Lankan squad for the Asia Cup 2012 in Bangladesh:
1. Mahela Jayawardena (Captain)
2. Tillakaratne Dilshan
3. Upul Tharanga
4. Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper)
5. Dinesh Chandimal (Wicket Keeper)
6. Angelo Mathews (Vice Captain)
7. Lahiru Thirimanne
8. Thisara Perera
9. Farveez Maharoof
10. Sachithra Senanayake
11. Nuwan Kulasekera
12. Lasith Malinga
13. Seekuge Prasanna
14. Suranga Lakmal