Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene back for Pakistan Test series

Mahela Jayawardene has been named in the Test squad after the veteran cricketer opted out of the ODIs for personal reasons.

updated: December 23, 2013 19:00 IST
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Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan starting in the United Arab Emirates later this month, the cricket board said on Monday.

Jayawardene, who opted out of the ongoing limited-overs series for personal reasons, was named in the 16-man squad led by all-rounder Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

Jayawardene, 36, is one of 11 batsmen worldwide and only the second Sri Lankan alongside current team-mate Kumar Sangakkara to score more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

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