Sri Lanka news April 13, 2015

Chameera, Kaushal in SL A squad

Dushmantha Chameera made his international debut in January, against New Zealand © Getty Images

Quick Dushmantha Chameera and offspinner Tharindu Kaushal have been named in Sri Lanka A's one-day and four-day squads for the upcoming series against Pakistan A, at home. Chameera and Kaushal had both played in Sri Lanka's quarter-final against South Africa in Sydney, and Kaushal had earlier made his Test debut in December.

Others named in both squads include batsmen Kusal Perera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dhananjaya de Silva and Ashan Priyanjan, seamers Kasun Madushanka, Lahiru Gamage and Nisala Tharaka, and allrounder Asela Gunaratne. Milinda Siriwardana and Malinda Pushpakumara, who were respectively top-scorer and top wicket-taker in the Premier League tournament, both get call-ups.

However, batsman Jehan Mubarak, who has had two outstanding first-class seasons on the trot, has not been named, nor has left-arm spinning allrounder Chaturanga de Silva, who was a fixture in A team squads last year.

Sri Lanka A play three one-dayers and three four-day matches against Pakistan A, beginning with a one-dayer in Matara on April 26. These selections are the first put forward by the new selection committee headed by Kapila Wijegunawardene. No captain has been named in either squad.

Sri Lanka A squad for four-dayers: Dhananjaya de Silva, Udara Jayasundera, Madhawa Warnapura, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Roshen Silva, Kusal Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lahiru Gamage, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Nisala Tharaka, Kasun Madushanka, Asela Gunaratne.

Sri Lanka A squad for one-dayers: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Milinda Siriwardene, Asela Gunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Tharindu Kaushal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Gamage, Dushmantha Chameera

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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