10 Nov 2012

Sri Lanka name rookie spinner for NZ Tests

4:39 pm on 10 November 2012

Sri Lanka's cricket selectors have named uncapped teenager Tharindu Kaushal in a 15-man squad for a two-test home series against New Zealand starting next week.

The 19-year-old is one of the three specialist spinners in the team along with Rangana Herath and Suraj Randiv for the tests to be played in Galle and Colombo.

The off-spinner Kaushal is also part of the Sri Lankan squad for the ongoing five-match one-day series against the tourists, but did not figure in the opening three games.