Sri Lanka announces T20 team for Australia series

Tillakaratne Dilshan is named the Sri Lankan captain for T20 matches AFP

Colombo: Jul 31, 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket on Saturday named a 16-man squad for the Twenty20 games against Australia next month.

The teams will play two Twenty20 games on August 6 and 8 at the newly-built Pallakelle International Stadium in the central town of Kandy, which will also host the opening one-dayer and the second Test match.

All-rounder Angelo Mathews got the vice-captain job, after being overlooked for the post during the recent tour of England.

Selectors also named uncapped right-arm bowler Shaminda Eranga and all-rounder Dilruwan Perera.The itinerary also includes a five one-day game series and three Tests.

The Test and one-day squads will be announced next month.

Squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath, Chamara Silva and Shaminda Eranga.

Tillakaratne Dilshan will lead Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 games on August 6 and 8.