Sri Lanka drop Jayasuriya for West Indies tour
Sri Lankan cricket selectors today dropped Sanath Jayasuriya for the tour of the West Indies starting next month and brought back left-arm fast bowler Thilina Thushara Mirando.
Jayasuriya, who has retired from Test cricket, still plays in one-day matches but the decision to leave him out of the tour in the Caribbean likely signals the end of the destructive left-handed opening batsman's international career.
Sri Lanka play two Tests and three one-day internationals against the West Indies in March-April.
Thushara has played just one Test match - also against the West Indies - in Sri Lanka's tour there in 2003.
The selectors have left out out-of-form left-handed opener Upul Tharanga, with the tall left-hander Michael Vandort and Malinda Warnapura being given the opening batting roles.
In the spin department, left-armer Rangana Herat makes a comeback after a long lay-off, which means that leg-spinner Malinga Bandara misses out.
Sri Lankan squad:
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Vandort, Malinda Warnapura, Thilan Samaraweera, T M Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Muttiah Muralitharan, Farvees Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Ishara Amerasinghe, Thilina Thushara Mirano and Prasanna Jayawardena.
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