15-man squad announced October 14, 2005

Zoysa named in Sri Lanka squad



Nuwan Zoysa impressed for Sri Lanka A © Getty Images

Nuwan Zoysa is the only new face in Sri Lanka's 15-man one-day squad to tour India later this month after the selectors kept faith with the side that recently routed Bangladesh 3-0.

Chairman of selectors Lalith Kaluperuma said that left-arm fast-medium bowler Zoysa got his call after impressing for Sri Lanka A in the recently-concluded one-day triangular series against New Zealand A and South Africa A. Although he finished with figures of 1 for 60 in the three matches he was the most economical of the Sri Lankan bowlers, conceding just 3.78 runs per over.

The team is due to leave on the one-day leg of their tour on October 20, playing seven ODIs between October 25 and November 12 before returning home. The second leg, which starts on November 25 will comprise a series of three Tests and a three-day practice match.

Sri Lanka squad Marvan Atapattu (capt), Mahela Jayawardene (vice-capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chaminda Vaas, Upul Chandana, Farveez Maharoof, Russel Arnold, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Nuwan Zoysa.

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