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SL recall Tharanga for Pakistan ODIs

AFP
Nov 01, 2011 at 11:17pm IST

Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday included opener Upul Tharanga, and fast bowlers Dilhara Fernando and Lasith Malinga in the 15-man squad for the one-day series against Pakistan.

Selectors led by former skipper Duleep Mendis made seven changes from the Test squad that is currently playing against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Batsmen Tharanga Paranavitana and Lahiru Thirimanne, and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath were left out of the one-day squad ahead of the five-match series that begins on November 11 in Dubai.

SL recall Tharanga for Pakistan ODIs

Selectors led by former skipper Duleep Mendis made seven changes from the Test squad.

They have included off-spinners Suraj Randiv, Jeevan Mendis and Seekkuge Prasanna, while Dimuth Karunaratne, who played two one-dayers on the tour of England in July, also earned a one-day recall.

Malinga returns to the bowling attack together with Fernando, Dhammika Prasad and Suranga Lakmal. Fernando has not played since the tour of England in July. Prasad did not feature in the ODIs against the visiting Australians.

All-rounder Kosala Kulasekara, who replaced the injured Shaminda Eranga in the Test squad, retained his place in the one-day side.

But Nuwan Kulasekara and Chamara Silva, who featured in the Australian series, were not included. Selectors also overlooked spinner Ajantha Mendis, who last played in the one-day series against Australia in Colombo.

He picked up a back injury during the Test series and was not selected for the Test against Pakistan.

Sri Lanka lost the first of its three Tests against Pakistan. The one-day series will be followed by a Twenty20 match in Abu Dhabi on November 25.

Squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Kosala Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dilhara Fernando, Suraj Randiv

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