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Pradeep added to Sri Lanka squad

Sri Lanka have added seamer Nuwan Pradeep to their squad for the Test tour of Australia.

Pradeep aside it is a familiar-looking party, with the remainder of the 16-man group having been called up for the current home series against New Zealand.

Pradeep will challenge the likes of Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welegedara, Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Kulasekara for a place in the side, while Rangana Herath and Suraj Randiv are the primary spin options.

As ever, the batting will be built around veterans Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera.

The series begins in Hobart on December 14.

Sri Lanka squad: M Jayawardene (captain), A Mathews (vice-captain), T Dilshan, K Sangakkara, T Paranavitana, T Samaraweera, P Jayawardene (wicketkeeper), R Herath, N Kulasekara, S Eranga, S Randiv, D Chandimal, C Welegedara, N Pradeep, D Prasad, D Karunaratne.