Malinga, Mathews return to Sri Lanka squad for Asia Cup, World T20

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Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews – the captain and vice-captain duo – has recovered from injuries and have been included in Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad for both Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20. Sri Lanka also roped in Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath to add to the experience of the team.Dilhara Fernando, who made a comeback to the Sri Lankan side after a gap of four years, in the India series, was left out after featuring in just one of the three T20Is against MS Dhoni’s side.

Sri Lanka, who won the previous edition of the World T20 in 2014 under Malinga, are grouped with West Indies, England, South Africa and a qualifier, against whom they will open their campaign at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 17.

Squad: Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

Source: cricbuzz

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