Mahela Jayawardene in Sri Lanka's 30-man probables for Champions Trophy

Sri Lanka are placed in Group A for the Champions Trophy, alongside England, Australia and New Zealand. They will open their campaign against New Zealand on June 9.

updated: April 08, 2013 09:23 IST
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Bangalore: Mahela Jaywardene, Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis were included in Sri Lanka's 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, after being rested from the drawn One-Day International series against Bangladesh in March.

The selection committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya have gone in for a mix of youth and experience in the preliminary squad while rewarding consistent performers in the domestic circuit.

Thilina Kandamby, Farveez Maharoof and Malinga Bandara are back in the national reckoning after good domestic performances. Also in the fray are rookies Ishara Jayaratne and Milinda Siriwardene.

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