Vishwa Fernandol

Two uncapped players 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando and 24-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera were named in a 16-member squad to play India in a three-Test series starting at Galle on Wednesday.

Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera who is recovering from a side strain was also included subject to fitness.

The rest of the squad comprises players who appeared in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan that Sri Lanka lost 1-2 with the exception of Suranga Lakmal who has been ruled out with a side strain.

The second Test of the series starting on August 20 at the P Sara Oval will mark the final appearance of Sri Lankan batting icon Kumar Sangakkara who will retire from international cricket.

Sri Lanka Test squad:

Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Jehan Mubarak, Kusal Perera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera (subject to fitness).