It will be a strong boost for the Sri Lankan team as their former skipper Dinesh Chandimal has returned to the national side for the solitary T20 International against South Africa.
Dinesh has made a comeback after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game. The 28-year-old was banned for two Tests and four One-day Internationals (ODIs) after refusing to take the field on Day 3 of the St. Lucia Test against the West Indies, following ball-tampering allegations.
Coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha were also banned for their part in the row.
Sri Lanka T20 squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shehan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dinesh Chandimal, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan, Binura Fernando.