Sri Lankan star batsman Kusal Mendis has recovered and has passed the fitness test ahead of the Twenty20 International Series in Australia which begins on October 27.
The 24-year-old was out of cricket since he had suffered a knee injury following an on-field collision with Shehan Jayasuriya during a T20I match against New Zealand at the Pallekele Stadium on September 3.
Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga (now as captain) and two other players – Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Janith Perera – who did not travel to Pakistan for security fears have been included in the side.
Twelve players who travelled to Pakistan to play the three T20 Internationals have retained their place for the forthcoming tour of Australia.
The four players who travelled to Pakistan but will miss the series against Australia are likely to be Angelo Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Madushanka and Minod Bhanuka.