Colombo: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was rested for the first two games of the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh as selectors today announced a 16-man squad, including three newcomers, here.
Former captain Mahela Jayawardena will miss the entire series as he was not considered because of fitness reasons. Jayawardene is yet to fully recover from a fracture to the middle finger of his left hand.
Senior batsman Thilakaratne Dilshan has been included subject to recovery from a quadriceps strain which he had suffered in the ongoing two-match Test series. Left-handed middle-order batsman, Kithruwan Vithanage, who made Test debut against the tourists and two 23-year-oldall-rounders Sachith Pathirana and Angelo Perera have been included in the squad.