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Lakmal named Lanka vice-captain for B'desh Tests

ANI  |  Colombo [Sri Lanka] 

Fast bowler has been named as the of the 16-man squad for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning January 31 at the in

It should be noted that Lakmal has been rewarded for his good performances as the team's in 2017.

Meanwhile, unorthodox off-spinner Akila Dananjaya, who began as T20 bowler, is in line to make his Test debut after being named in the squad.

Dananjaya has received a call on the back of his decent ODI performances against He also has a creditable first-class record with 98 wickets at an average of 28.31.

Batsmen and have also returned to the squad, while and have also been included for the series against Bangladesh,ESPNcricinfo reported.

Left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan and right-arm seam bowler have also been received nods in the squad, ESPNcricinfo reported.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Dasun Shanaka , left-arm quick Vishwa Fernando and Nuwan Pradeep have all been left out for the two Tests.

The squad is as follows:

(capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Silva, Rangana Herath, (vice-captain), Dilruwan Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Gamage, Lahiru Kumara.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:23 IST