Murali back in Lankan squad for Asia Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Ace off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has returned to the Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming Asia Cup limited-overs tournament.

Murali back in Lankan squad for Asia Cup
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Colombo:

Ace off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has returned to the Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming Asia Cup limited-overs tournament. Muralitharan, who skipped the ongoing Test series in Australia for personal reasons, was named in a 14-member squad for the six-nation tournament starting in Sri Lanka on Friday. Marvan Atapattu has been retained as skipper, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board said. The hosts have been placed in Group B along with India and the United Arab Emirates. They play their first match against the UAE at Dambulla on Saturday. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong are in Group A. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the super league. Squad: Marvan Atapattu (captain), Mahela Jayawardene (vice-captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Saman Jayantha, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilina Kandamby, Upul Chandana, Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Zoysa, Muttiah Muralitharan, Avishka Gunawardane, Lasith Malinga, Farveez Maharoof. (PTI)

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