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Kusal Mendis unlikely to play in first T20I against India

Sri Lanka’s 25-year-old Kusal Mendis is “unlikely” to find a place in the playing eleven in the first T-20i against India (Guwahati, January 5), it is learnt here.

“The inclusion of out of form Mendis was not done at the insistence of the Head Coach (Mickey Arthur) but it was well discussed by all selectors and captain”, one of the sources, who was present in the selection committee meeting, said while rubbishing the speculation that only Arthur, (and not the selectors) wanted him in the team.

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