At a Selection Committee meeting held at Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday,the following players were selected for the 1st Test of the Bangladesh Tour scheduled to be held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium from the 8th to the 12th of March.
Former captain Mahela Jayawardena has been ruled out due to injury, while Thilan Samaraweera has been left out. Kithruwan Vithanage, who scored an unbeaten 168 in the warm-up game against the visiting team in Matara, has earned a place in the squad.
Angelo Mathews (Capt.), Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt & W/C), T.M Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Shaminda Eranga, Kusal Janith, Jeevan Mendis, Kithruwan Vithanage, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chanaka Welagedara, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, P.H.T Kaushal
Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep were in the original squad of 20 players have since been injured and have not been considered for the 1st Test Match.