In another major development for Sri Lanka, their all-rounder Angelo Mathews, who was sidelined from New Zealand ODI series owing to a left hamstring injury, has been left out from the upcoming Australia Test series as well, ESPNcricinfo reported.
Apart from Perera's inclusion and Gunathilaka's exclusion, no other changes have been made in the Test squad that toured New Zealand. Players like Lahiru Thirimanne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan, and Nuwan Pradeep have successfully retained their place in the squad, despite not playing a Test in New Zealand.
Following is the full Sri Lanka Test squad for Australia series:
Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, and Kasun Rajitha.
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