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Malinga in Sri Lanka T20 squad

Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 12:19 [IST]
 
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Malinga named in Sri Lanka squad

Colombo: Sri Lanka have named Lasith Malinga in their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in England in June.

Malinga was out of international  cricket since the 2007 World Cup with a knee injury, returned to competitive cricket only last month. Malinga is currently playing for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

Selectors have also included Isuru Udana and 35-year-old middle order batsman Indika de Saram, but have dropped Chamara Kapugedera and have overlooked experienced fast bowler Chaminda Vaas.

The tournament will be Sri Lanka's first international outing since the terrorist attack on the team in Lahore in March and will be Kumar Sangakkara's first assignment since being named captain.

Sri Lanka squad: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayewardene, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Farveez Maharoof, Jehan Mubarak, Indika de Saram.

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