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Injured fast bowlers return to bolster Sri Lanka for Pakistan series

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Ajantha Mendis included in 30-man provisional squad
By Staff Writers | May 14, 2012

Dilhara Fernando returnsSri Lanka today named a 30-man provisional squad for the Test, ODI and T20 series against Pakistan starting next month.

Fast bowlers Nuwan Pradeep, Shaminda Eranga and Dilhara Fernando, along with spinner Ajantha Mendis, have all recovered from their injuries and have been included in the squad.

The selectors have also included Dilruwan Perera, Jeevan Mendis and Kaushal Lokuarachchi — spinners who can bat.

Pakistan will arrive in Sri Lanka later this month. The series kicks off with a two-match T20 series starting June 1 in Pallekele.

Squad: Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Chanaka Welegedera, Dhammika Prasad, Dilhara Fernando, Dilruwan Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Farveez Maharoof, Isuru Udana, Jeevan Mendis, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Prasanna Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, Sachitra Senanayake, Shaminda Eranga, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Tharanga Paranavitana, Thilan Samaraweera, Thisara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga.

© Island Cricket

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