Cricket Sri Lanka name ODI squad to face West Indies

Spinner Ajantha Mendis and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara are back in the Sri Lanka ODI squad to take on West Indies.

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Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekara have been recalled to a Sri Lanka one-day international squad that also includes three uncapped players for the upcoming series against West Indies.

Spinner Mendis has not played for his country since the ODI series against England last December, but has been given the nod to make his comeback against the Windies.

Seamer Kulasekara is also back in the fold after being overlooked since failing to make an impact in the Cricket World Cup.

All-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya, leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka have been given their first ODI call-ups, while Dushmantha Chameera and Milinda Siriwardana are also included.

Lahiru Thirimanne, dropped for the second Test against the Windies, was named in the squad along with paceman Lasith Malinga, but Upul Tharanga and Thisara Perera miss out.

Nuwan Pradeep, Sachith Pathirana and Seekkuge Prasanna have also been omitted from the squad for the three-match series which starts in Colombo on November 1.

Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Danushka Gunathileka

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