Hindustan Times – The Sri Lankan selectors on Sunday dropped batsman Kusal Mendis from their 15-member squad while Angelo Mathews returned to lead the side in the upcoming tour of India.

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  • The Sri Lankan selectors on Sunday dropped batsman Kusal Mendis from their 15-member squad while Angelo Mathews returned to lead the side in the upcoming tour of India.
  • READ | India, New Zealand set for high-scoring game in T20 decider at ThiruvananthapuramThey also announced that former Test batsman Thilan Samaraweera was appointed as the batting coach to groom the national team in the run up to the 2019 World Cup.
  • The 41-year-old Samaraweera, who retired from Test cricket in 2013, had been a batting consultant for the Bangladesh team, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
  • “SLC announces today the recruitment of former Sri Lankan right hand batsman Thilan Samaraweera as batting coach to the national team for a period of three years,” it said.
  • Samaraweera is due to join the Sri Lanka squad before they leave for India later this week to play three Tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games.


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