London: Sri Lanka allrounder Sanath Jayasuriya has been recalled to the national ODI and Twenty20 side for the upcoming series against England and Scotland. Middle-order batsman Thilina Kandamby and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal have been recalled while there is no place for Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapugedera and Rangana Herath.
There was recent speculation over the possible inclusion of Jayasuriya, who turns 42 in June, following the thumb injury sustained by captain and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan in the second Test against England that has put him in doubt for the third Test, although he has been named in the limited-overs squad. Dilshan's injury means that Sri Lanka could be without their two first-choice openers for the initial one-day games against England as Upul Tharanga has been ruled out of the tour as he prepares to face a disciplinary committee for failing a drugs test during the World Cup.
Jayasuriya, retired from Tests in 2007, but continued to play in limited-overs cricket. He last played in an ODI for Sri Lanka in 2009 and was left out of the list of 20 players who were offered central contracts by Sri Lanka Cricket in 2010. Though he was named in the provisional squad of 30 for the 2011 World Cup, he did not make the final 15.