Sri Lanka drop Tharanga for upcoming Test series against New Zealand

Tharanga averaged 42 with the bat against Pakistan in August

Tharanga averaged 42 with the bat during Sri Lanka’s two-Test series against¬†Pakistan in August

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Sri Lanka have dropped opening batsman Upul Tharanga for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.

However, they have decided to include uncapped off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal and pace bowler Dushmantha Chameera in the squad.

Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has also regained his spot in the team after being dropped for the series against South Africa and Pakistan.

Veteran spinner Rangana Herath has also been drafted into the side, but may not play the Boxing Day Test due to personal reasons.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella, Prasanna Jayawardena, Dinesh Chandimal, Dilruwan Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath

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