Cricket World Cup 2015

Prasanna to cover for Herath

2015-03-03 07:23
Seekkuge Prasanna (AFP)

Sydney - Sri Lanka have called-up Seekkuge Prasanna as Cricket World Cup cover for injured spinner Rangana Herath, the country's cricket board announced on Tuesday.

"Seekkuge Prasanna will go to Australia as a stand by for injured Rangana Herath who split his finger during the ENGvSL match #LionsRoar#lka," tweeted Cricket Sri Lanka.

The 29-year-old Prasanna has played 22 ODIs since his 2011 debut. He was a member of the squad which faced New Zealand in a seven-game series on the eve of the World Cup but was not selected for the showpiece tournament.

The 36-year-old Herath needed four stitches in the spinning finger of his left hand after he tried to stop a full-blooded drive from England's Jos Buttler in Wellington on Sunday.

Sri Lanka won the match by nine wickets and the 1996 champions are almost assured of a quarter-final spot with just two Pool A games left to play, against Australia in Sydney on Sunday and Scotland in Hobart three days later.

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