Sri Lanka adds left-arm bowler

2014-12-05 13:05
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Colombo - Sri Lanka has picked uncapped left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals against England.

Seam bowler Suranga Lakmal also returns after an injury layoff in the 16-man squad named on Thursday.

Sandakan has taken 58 first-class wickets in 14 matches at an average of 22, and a wicket in every 34 deliveries.

Batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who opted out of the third match citing personal reasons, also returns. Thilina Kandamby makes way for him after a disappointing performance in his return to international cricket after more than three years.

Kandamby made a two-ball duck on Wednesday in the loss in Hambantota.

Seam bowler Shaminda Eranga has also been left out.

The fourth match in a series which Sri Lanka leads 2-1 is on Sunday in Colombo.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjan, Jeevan Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Dhammika Prasad, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Ajantha Mendis.

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