Sri Lanka to play four ODIs in India December 30, 2006

Arnold and Chandana included in 20-man pool

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Russel Arnold last played an ODI in July 2006 © AFP

Russel Arnold and Upul Chandana have been included in a 20-man pool for four ODIs against India in February. Also included are Sri Lanka A players Malinda Warnapura, Gayan Wijekoon and Avishka Gunawardene, who will join the other 15 currently in New Zealand for a five-ODI series.

Sri Lanka are expected to leave for India on February 3 and return on February 18. The tour itinerary also comprises a warm-up match against the Indian Board President's XI. This series will be Sri Lanka's final international engagement before they embark to the Caribbean for the 2007 World Cup. Sri Lanka and India are grouped together in Group 'B' of the 2007 World Cup along with Bangladesh and Bermuda.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Kumar Sangakkara (vice-capt, wk), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Marvan Atapattu, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ruchira Perera, Malinga Bandara, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Farveez Maharoof, Gayan Wijekoon, Russell Arnold, Malinda Warnapura, Upul Chandana, Avishka Gunawardene.