Sri Lanka call up Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando for T20I series against Australia

Top-order batter Nuwanidu Fernando, and right-arm seamer Matheesha Pathirana have broken into Sri Lanka’s T20I squad, for the forthcoming series against Australia. Both have come into the side having impressed overseas – Nuwanidu (22) in England, and Pathirana (19) in the IPL.

However, there are no places for allrounder Dhananajaya de Silva, fast bowler Lahiru Kumara, or wicketkeeper batters Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshand Dickwella. Kusal Mendis is likely to take the gloves…

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