Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews returns for testing in England | Cricket News

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Angelo Mathews did not play against South Africa due to a hamstring injury.© TBEN



Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has recovered from an injury and was named Wednesday, in a 22-man squad to face England in two tests at Galle. But the injured pair of batsman Dhananjaya de Silva and rhythm thrower Kasun Rajitha will miss the streak from Thursday, after taking part in the 2-0 test streak loss to South Africa this month. Mathews, 33, has not made the trip to South Africa due to a hamstring injury but is expected to line up against England, in matches that count towards the first Test World Championship .

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The team led by Dimuth Karunaratne will resume a series that was cut short in March, after England returned home due to coronavirus fears.

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Both matches will be played in Galle behind closed doors.

The Sri Lanka team: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruushwan Perera, Perera, Dilruushilando Fernando Fernando Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Asitha Fernando, Roshen Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Ramesh Mendis.

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