Tharanga substitutes Sangakkara for 3rd Test

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will trade Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan beginning Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself occupied for the last Test of the arrangement incompletely on account of responsibilities with Surrey. He will likewise not play the third Test against India in August, having officially reported his universal retirement.

Tharanga's last Test was likewise against Pakistan, in Colombo a year ago, where he finished 92 and 45. Then again, he was dropped for the New Zealand visit later in 2014, behind his place to Dimuth Karunaratne. Tharanga played in the visit match against the Pakistanis before the present arrangement and scored 35 in the first innings at No. 3, and 50 as an opener in the 2nd.

Sri Lanka's other batting choices in the squad are Jehan Mubarak and Kusal Perera. While Mubarak had unremarkable scores of 28 and 16 in the warm-up match, Kusal's last top notch match was against Pakistan and, in Colombo in May, in which he scored 90 and 102 not out. He was likewise the main run-scorer in that three-match arrangement with 311 keeps running from three innings at a normal of 155.50, including two hundreds and a fifty.

The Test series is now tied 1-1.

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