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Jayasuriya back to Test cricket


jayasuriyaSri Lanka’s veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has reversed his decision to retire from Test cricket and has been added to the squad touring England.

Jayasuriya, 36, announced his retirement in April but Sri Lanka’s new chairman of selectors, Ashantha de Mel, persuaded him to reconsider, a Sri Lankan cricket board official said.

Jayasuriya will miss the first Test against England at Lord’s but will be available for the second Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ashantha de Mel said Jayasuriya is ready to make a return to Test cricket, a month after he announced his retirement.

Reasons for his return weren’t immediately clear, and Jayasuriya couldn’t be contacted for comment.

Jayasuriya, a veteran of 102 Tests, has scored more than 6,600 runs, including 14 centuries and 29 half-centuries. He has also taken 92 wickets and led Sri Lanka to 18 Test wins out of 38 matches, to become the country’s most successful captain.

Source:The News

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