Sri Lanka selectors retain 12 players from Pakistan tour for series in Australia – report

Twelve players who went to Pakistan to play the three T20 internationals have retained their place for the forthcoming tour of Australia, it is learnt here.

Lasith Malinga and three other players who did not go to Pakistan (mainly for the security reasons) have been included in the side, it is also learnt. As reported earlier, Lasith Malinga has been recalled to lead the side. “He was present in the selection committee meeting and we sought his inputs and at the end of the selection committee meeting, he seemed satisfied”, the source said.

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  1. It certainly is time for a change and this time we have the players so lets not start messing about with the guys who ended up losing everything and us requiring to qualify for the next WC when we have a bunch of guys who have beaten the #1 side away. I reckon Malings, the two Kusals and Lakmal probably in.

  2. Lakmal may not have a chance. Four seamers who went to Pakistan will be Pradeep, Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara & Udana. With Malinga they will pick 5 fast bowlers. I think Dickwella will get a chance. Only uncertainty will be Minod Bhanuka. As there are 3 WKs in the side they may pick the inform offie (who is also a good batsman) Ramesh Mendis.