Sri Lanka Allrounder Angelo Mathews has been named Sri Lanka's Test and ODI skipper for one year. The 25-year-old has been handed over the Mahela Jayawardene, who determined to step down at the end of Australia tour, for the forthcoming Test series against Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Chandimal has been selected the T20 skipper and will deputies for Mathews in Tests and ODIs. Lasith Malinga chosed as the vice captain of the T20 games.
Most of old faces have been axed from the 20 men squad, while a couple of fresh face have been called up. experienced batsman Thilan Samarweera has been left out along with opener Tharanga Paranavitana and wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene. Spinner Ajantha Mendis, who very last played a Test in May 2011 against England, has been included.
The included are: Batsmen Ashen Silva and Kithuruwan Vithanage, seamer Dushmantha Chameera, and offspinner Tharindu Kaushal.
Sri Lanka Test squad against Bangladesh:
Angelo Mathews (Skipper), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Ashen Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene, Kushal Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Kithruwan Vithnage, Ajantha Mendis, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Kulasekara, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welegedera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Sameera, Rangana Herath, Tharindu Kaushal
1st Test, Mar 8-12 at Galle
2nd Test, Mar 16-20 at P Sara Oval, Colombo
1st ODI, Mar 23 at Hambantota
2nd ODI, Mar 25 at Hambantota
3rd ODI, Mar 28 at Pallekele
Only T20I, Mar 31 at Pallekele