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Sri Lanka have named a 16-man squad for the tour of England, which gets underway in May, leaving out senior fast bowler Lasith Malinga.

Tilakaratne Dilshan was appointed as Sri Lanka's captain for all three formats for next month's tour of England on Monday. Kumar Sangakkara had resigned after the World Cup loss to India.

The announcement of new Sri Lankan captain is expected this week. The job will be given to Tillakaratne Dilshan or Angelo Mathews but Mathews is been considered as the strongest candidates.

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday said that his national team-mates in the Indian Premier League will have to abide by the decision taken by their Cricket Board regarding returning home midway into the Twenty20 league for a tour of England.

Sri Lankan cricketers participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) have been asked to return home early to prepare for the national team's tour of England that gets underway on May 14.

Former Australian international Stuart Law is to assume head coach responsibilities for Sri Lanka's upcoming tour of England as the board begins its search for Trevor Bayliss's successor.

England has included uncapped Jade Dembach in a 27-man performance squad for this year's home series against Sri Lanka and India.