Veterans Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal and senior seamer Suranga Lakmal are all because of rejoin the squad, captain Dimuth Karunaratne stated after his aspect had been crushed by 10 wickets by South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium.
It was a second successive defeat for Sri Lanka after being thumped by an innings and 45 runs within the first Check in Pretoria final week.
Chandimal was injured within the first Check and missed out in Johannesburg; Lakmal by no means recovered from a hamstring niggle; whereas Matthews didn’t journey to South Africa for the temporary tour.
“We’re hopeful they are going to be again. We predict there may be excellent news round their accidents,” Karunaratne advised a information convention after the conclusion of the South Africa tour.
The skipper stated he was assured Sri Lanka may flip round a dismal exhibiting within the two Exams after they tackle England. They play a two-match collection in Galle, the place the primary Check begins on Jan. 14.
“Taking part in in our house situations will likely be so much higher for us. We will do it in Sri Lanka,” he stated.
“Now we have spinning line-up who will likely be eager to make full use of our situations. Hopefully we are able to dominate the English.
“They gave us numerous hassle beforehand, however we’re prepared for that. I believe this time we’ve expertise, and we will likely be attempting to dominate in our situations.”
England have solely deliberate a two-day intra-squad warm-up sport to organize for the primary Check, however Karunaratne stated he nonetheless anticipated the vacationers to be well-prepared.
“They’ve numerous expertise of situations on the sub-continent. However in the end the collection may very well be determined across the psychological aspect. That is my plan, at the very least, regardless of the situation we should always again ourselves,” he added.