Colombo: Sri Lanka on Thursday recalled seamer Dilhara Fernando, all-rounder Jeevan Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep to the one-day squad for next month’s home series against Pakistan.
The governing body also named a separate Twenty20 squad, for the series that will be played in the island’s south of Hambantota on June 1 and 3. It will be followed by five one-day games in Pallekele and Colombo from June 7 to 18.
Selectors led by Asantha de Mel, also included spinner Rangana Herath, but left out all-rounder Farveez Maharoof and spinner Ajantha Mendis.
For the T20 series, Sri Lanka recalled left-arm seamer Isuru Udana and leg-spinner Kaushal Lokuarachchi. Udana last played for the World T20 in 2009, while Lokuarachchi has not played since 2007.
Sri Lanka also plays three Tests with Pakistan that begins on June 22 and the squad for the series will be named later.
Twenty20 International squad:
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedera, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana.
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Upul Tharanga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilhara Fernando.