Mathews gets T20I recall, part of SL squad for India series

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Leeds: Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews during a practice session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, England on July 5, 2019. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Colombo   Angelo Mathews has been recalled to the Sri Lankan T20I side as per the 16-man squad announced Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday. The squad will travel to India for a three-match T20I series.

Mathews, a former skipper of the team, has not played a T20I since August 2018 due to injuries and concerns over his fitness .

Sri Lanka Cricket also stated that fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep picked up an injury during training and has been ruled out of the tour. Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga will be captain of the team.

Lasith Malinga (Captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, Isuru Udana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha