BatsmanThilina Kandamby has been recalled to the Sri Lankan side after three years while spinnerDilruwan Perera, a Test fixture who last played ODI cricket in 2008, has also found a place in the 15-man side named for the first three matches against England on Monday.Jeevan Mendis, also known for his lower-order hitting apart from his handy legspin, also made a return after a year in the wilderness.
Sri Lanka and England have an opportunity to gain vital rankings points when they go head-to-head in the first of seven One-Day Internationals (ODIs) that starts on Wednesday in Colombo.
Moeen Ali added an explosive 21-ball 50 to his three wickets as England began their World Cup winter with a resounding 56-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over Sri Lanka A.
Mahela's retirement; was it a timely call?
"We have so much to learn from young people and they have so much to contribute. They can help us identify the challenges they face and understand more about the fast-paced world that they live in. The young people of today face many pressures and there are many distractions which may lead them away from a life of sport. It is imperative that we understand these distractions and realise what tools we can utilise to ensure that these young people turn towards, and not away from, sport" - Britain's Sebastian Coe after chairing the first Association of National Olympic Committees Youth Working Group in London
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