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Colombo: Feb 3, 2014
The two players will not play in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, but will be available for the two Twenty20 matches on February 12 and 14 preceding the 50 over games, said Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement.
The selectors have also left out batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne from the one-day squad that played in the UAE, and brought in spinning allrounder Angelo Perera, who made 244 off 204 balls in a recent first-class game.
Perera has played two one-dayers and a T20 for his side.
ODI: Angelo Mathews [captain], Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Seekuge Prasanna.
T20: Dinesh Chandimal [captain], Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Angelo Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Seekuge Prasanna.
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