Sri Lanka in New Zealand, 2006-07 November 15, 2006

Silva and Ganegama named in Test squad

Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka have named their Test and one-day squads for the tour of New Zealand which starts next month. As the board announced on Tuesday Marvan Atapattu is not included in the Test party but there are recalls for Chamara Silva and Akalanka Ganegama.

Silva is a middle-order batsman and legspinner who played the last of his 10 one-day internationals against India at Bristol in 2002 while Ganegama is a 25-year-old seam bowler. Neither player has yet won a Test cap and Silva is likely to compete for a place in the final XI with Chamara Kapugedera.

Silva is also included in the one-day squad but the selectors have shown faith in the players who participated at the Champions Trophy.

Test squad Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Prasanna Jayawardene, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Akalanka Ganegama, Muttiah Muralitharan.

One-day squad Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Marvan Atapattu, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Malinga Bandara, Ruchira Perera.

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