Sri Lanka news June 10, 2011

Kaushal Silva to lead A squad in England

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kaushal Silva, the Sinhalese SC captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, will lead the Sri Lanka A team on a one month tour of England starting in July. Dinesh Chandimal, another wicketkeeper batsman, will be Silva's deputy and is one of three players in the 16-member squad who are already touring England with the senior team.

Batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne, who are part of the Sri Lanka ODI squad against England, are the other two. The squad also includes batsman Banuka Rajapakse, who dominated the recently concluded school cricket season and excelled for Sri Lanka Under-19 in the World Cup and against England Under-19.

Sri Lanka A will play three first-class matches on the tour, including a four-day match against England Lions, and five list A games between July 20 and August 16.

Squad: Kaushal Silva (capt), Dinesh Chandimal (vc), Malinda Warnapura, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sachithra Serasinghe, Roshen Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kosala Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Shaminda Eranga, Nilanka Premaratne, Dhammika Prasad, Tharanga Lakshitha, Sajeewa Weerakoon.

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