Nissanka back in Sri Lanka squad for Test series against Australia

Batter Pathum Nissanka finds a spot in the 18-member squad for the two Tests against Australia.

Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka plays a shot on the first day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on November 29, 2021. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)

Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka plays a shot on the first day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on November 29, 2021. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) | Photo Credit: ISHARA S. KODIKARA

Pathum Nissanka is back in the Sri Lanka squad for the Test series against Australia. The top-order batter has been added in the 18-member squad for the two Tests.

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Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who hasn't played a single Test in his career so far, has also been included. The squad is otherwise the same as the one that was chosen for the recent tour of Bangladesh.

Nissanka missed the Bangladesh tour with back injury. Sri Lanka won the two-Test series there 1-0.

  • Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk) Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Jeffrey Vandersay.
  • 1st Test, Galle : June 29-July 3, 2022
  • 2nd Test, Galle : July 9-July 12, 2022
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