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Dhananjaya de Silva to replace Kusal Perera in Sri Lanka’s squad for tri-nation ODIs

Kusal Perera’s side strain has given Dhananjaya de Silva the opportunity to return to Sri Lanka’s squad for the remaining matches of the tri-nation ODI series against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

cricket Updated: Jan 23, 2018 14:13 IST
By Peter Thompson
By Peter Thompson
Omnisport
Dhananjaya de Silva,Kusal Perera,Sri Lanka Cricket Team
Dhananjaya de Silva has scored 335 runs in 17 ODIs for Sri Lanka. (Twitter )

Dhananjaya de Silva has been called up to Sri Lanka’s squad after Kusal Perera was ruled out of the remainder of the tri-nation ODI series against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. (BAN vs ZIM SCORES)

Kusal suffered a side strain while batting in Sunday’s crucial victory over Zimbabwe in Dhaka and has been told to rest.

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That opens the door for Dhananjaya to link up with the squad, the top-order batsman in contention to add to his 17 one-day international appearances.

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Dhananjaya made an unbeaten century as Sri Lanka batted out a draw in the third Test against India in Delhi.

Captain Angelo Mathews will miss the rest of the series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and is a doubt for the Test series against the Tigers due to a hamstring injury.

First Published: Jan 23, 2018 14:13 IST