Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2004 April 29, 2004

Arnold, Jayantha and Kulasekera to return home

Russel Arnold, Saman Jayantha and Nuwan Kulasekara are due to return to Sri Lanka at the end of the five-match one-day series against Zimbabwe after the selectors trimmed down their Test squad to 16.

The Test specialists - Thilan Samaraweera, Ian Daniel and Prasanna Jayawardene - arrived in Harare on Tuesday. They are expected to play a three-day practice game against a Zimbabwe A team at Takashinga CC Ground in Harare, which starts on May 1.

Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara and Chaminda Vaas have picked up niggling injuries and will be rested for the final ODI on Thursday. Sangakkara twisted his knee while wicketkeeping on Tuesday and and Vaas is recovering from a slight ankle strain. Both are expected to be fully fit for the first Test.