Mahela Jayawardene to skip T20Is, ODIs against Pakistan due to personal reasons

Updated: 25 November 2013 21:05 IST

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are scheduled to play two Twenty20s and five ODIs in the United Arab Emirates starting December 11.

Mahela Jayawardene to skip T20Is, ODIs against Pakistan due to personal reasons

Colombo:

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has opted out of the Twenty20 and one-day international series against Pakistan starting next month citing personal reasons, Sri Lanka Cricket announced Monday.

The two teams are scheduled to play two Twenty20s and five ODIs in the United Arab Emirates starting December 11.

Officials released the squads for the two series which will be followed by a three-match Test series. No major changes have been made in both the limited-overs squads that has Angelo Mathews leading the ODI side and Dinesh Chandimal leading the T20I team.

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been left out of the Twenty20 squad saying he has been rested considering the number of matches he will play ahead of World Cup 2015, the statement said.

Twenty20 squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kithruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella.

ODI squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjana, Kithruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Seekuge Prasanna.

Topics : New Zealand Sri Lanka Cricket
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