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Cricket: Sri Lanka name squad for first Bangladesh Test

Sri Lanka's selectors on Monday picked a 16-man squad for the first Test against Bangladesh starting in Galle on Friday: Sri Lanka's Test squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-capt, wicket-keeper), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Shaminda Eranga, Kushal Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chanaka Welegedara, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Tharindu Kaushal. afp

Cricket-Bird strikes to leave Sri Lanka two down at lunch

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Australian paceman Jackson Bird removed both Sri Lanka openers to reduce the tourists to 80 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and final test on Thursday. Australia skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and put the tourists in to bat against his four-pronged pace attack in a bid to take the early initiative in their quest to wrap up a 3-0 series sweep.
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