Malinga and Tharanga back in Sri Lanka ODI squad

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga and opening batsman Upul Tharanga have been included in Sri Lanka’s 16-man squad for the first three one-day internationals against Australia.

Malinga is back after recovering from the back injury which kept him out of the two Twenty20 matches against Australia, while Tharanga returns following a three-month suspension for the use of a banned drug.

Shaminda Eranga, a 26-year-old right arm fast bowler, is the only uncapped member picked in the squad.

Dhammika Prasad and Dilruwan Perera, who were a part of the Twenty20 squad, were left out.

The first ODI of the five-match series will be played at Kandy’s Pallekele stadium on Wednesday

Sri Lanka squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Upul Tharanga, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekera, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath, Chamara Silva, Shaminda Eranga.

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