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Lanka recall paceman Zoysa for India series


COLOMBO, Oct 15 (AFP): Sri Lanka have strengthened their pace attack by including Nuwan Zoysa in a 15-member squad for this month's one-day cricket series in India.
The left-arm seamer, with 103 wickets in 89 one-day internationals, returned to the team after being dropped against Bangladesh for a home series.
Chief selector Lalith Kaluperuma said Saturday the fast bowler regained his place in the squad after proving his form and fitness against second-string teams from New Zealand and South Africa in a recent triangular series in Sri Lanka.
Zoysa is one of five pacemen in the squad alongside Chaminda Vaas, Dilhara Fernando, Farveez Maharoof and Dilhara Lokuhettige.
Sri Lanka will leave for India Thursday to play seven one-day internationals. The opening match is at Nagpur on Oct 25.
Sri Lanka one-day squad: Marvan Atapattu (capt), Mahela Jayawardene (vice-capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chaminda Vaas, Upul Chandana, Farveez Maharoof, Russel Arnold, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Nuwan Zoysa.