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Malinga included in T20I team

Colombo, Feb 9: Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga was on Thursday included in the tiol squad for the upcoming three-match Twenty20 Intertiol series in Australia. The veteran pacer, who was ruled out of team with a knee injury, last played a game in February 2016 at the Asia Cup against the United Arab Emirates in Bangladesh. Left-hander Upul Tharanga will continue to lead the side in the absence of Angelo Mathews, who was ruled out of the side due to a knee injury, according to cricket.com.au. Sri Lanka is starting their tour in Melbourne on February 17 before heading to Geelong and Adelaide for the remaining two games.

Squad: Upul Tharanga (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gurath, Dilshan Muweera, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwarde, Sachith Pathira, Chamara Kapugedara, Seekuge Prassan, Nuwan Kulasekera, Isuru Uda, Dasun Chaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Vikum Sanjaya. IANS

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