The national selectors yesterday named a 30 member squad in preparation for the up coming ICC Twenty20 World Cup tournament which will be held in the West Indies next month.
Former Sri Lanka all rounder Farveez Maharoof has been recalled after a long lay off together with Nuwan Zoysa, Chamara Silva and Upul Tharanga. The new faces in the squad are former Sri Lanka youth captain Dinesh Chandimal, Jeewan Mendis and Kaushal Silva.
However the national selectors have omitted Jeevantha Kulatunga who in fact was named as the Man of the Series in the recently concluded Inter Provincial Twenty20 tournament.
Kumar Sangakkara, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Thisara Perera, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Suraj Randiv, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thilina Thushara, Chanaka Welagedera, Suranga Lakmal, Farveez Maharoof, Isuru Udana, Malinga Bandara, Mahela Udawatte, Lahiru Thirimanna, Dinesh Chandimal, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Kaushal Silva, Chamara Silva, Upul Tharanga, Jeewan Mendis, Nuwan Zoysa.