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Sri Lanka name squad for Ireland trip

Updated: Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 11:57 | Comments

Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga (R) and team-mate Kumar Sangakkara (L) will travel to Ireland in May
Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga (R) and team-mate Kumar Sangakkara (L) will travel to Ireland in May

Sri Lanka have named a massive 25-man squad for their summer tour of Ireland and England.

The tourists play two one-day internationals against Ireland at Clontarf on Tuesday 6 May and Thursday 8 May before five ODIs, a solitary Twenty20 and two Tests against England, ending the trip in late June.

All bases are covered in a single extended group named by Sri Lanka Cricket as opposed to distinct Test and limited-overs parties.

Fast bowler Lasith 'Slinga' Malinga and veteran batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are included in the squad.

Not all players will be available against England, however, with Jayawardene and Sangakkara retiring from the shortest format at the end of the ongoing World Twenty20 and Tillakaratne Dilshan having already called time on his Test career.

Sri Lanka hammered Ireland's T20 World Cup conquerors The Netherlands in Chittagong yesterday, dismissing the Dutch for a record low international score of just 39 runs in 10.3 overs.

Sri Lanka chased down the target in only five overs, losing one wicket. 

Sri Lanka squad for tour of England and Ireland: K Perera, K Silva, D Karunaratne, L Thirimanne, T Dilshan, K Sangakkara, M Jayawardene, A Mathews, D Chandimal, P Jayawardene, A Priyanjan, K Vithanage, C De Silva, S Prasanna, D Perera, R Herath, S Senanayake, A Mendis, T Perera, N Kulasekara, L Malinga, S Lakmal, D Prasad, S Eranga, V Fernando.

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