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03 February 201419:08

Jayawardena, Herath rested for ODIs

Angelo Perera and Thisara Perera recalled in both ODI and T20I squads, while Herath’s participation in T20Is uncertain due to knee injury

Jayawardena, Herath rested for ODIs - Cricket News

Mahela Jayawardena has been rested for ODI series against Bangladesh.

Mahela Jayawardena and Rangana Herath, who both missed the One-Day Internationals against Pakistan during Sri Lanka’s tour of the United Arab Emirates, were rested once again for the three-match series against Bangladesh, which starts from February 17.

Sri Lanka will face Bangladesh in two Twenty20 Internationals before the ODIs, and though both Jayawardena and Herath are part of the T20I squad, Herath’s participation will depend on the status of his knee injury, which has also made him a doubtful starter for the second Test that begins on Wednesday (February 4).

Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne were dropped from the team that lost the ODI series against Pakistan by a 3-2 margin, while Angelo Perera, who has been in good form in the domestic season, and Thisara Perera earned recalls and will be part of both ODI and T20I squads.

The two T20Is will take place on February 12 and 14.

ODI Squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal, Kumar Sangakkara, Kusal Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ajantha Mendis.

T20I Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Angelo Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Rangana Herath.