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ICC Champions Trophy: Dhananjaya de Silva to replace Kusal Perera for Sri Lanka

Dhananjaya de Silva will replace Kusal Perera in Sri Lanka’s ICC Champions Trophy squad after the latter picked up a hamstring injury against India.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 11, 2017 19:36 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Colombo
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Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva throws a ball during a practice session during the ICC Champions Trophy.(AP)

All-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva will replace injured wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera in the Sri Lankan cricket squad at the Champions Trophy ahead of their match against Pakistan on Monday.

Left-hand bastman Perera was forced to retire hurt on 47, following a hamstring injury in Sri Lanka’s 7-wicket victory over India at the Oval on Thursday.

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According to the official Sri Lanka Cricket website on Saturday, the ICC event technical committee comprising Geoff Allardice, Campbell Jamieson, Steve Elworthy, Alan Fordham, Sourav Ganguly and Michael Slater confirmed Dhananjaya’s replacement.

De Silva has represented Sri Lanka in 16 ODIs scoring 334 runs and taking four wickets.

First Published: Jun 11, 2017 18:36 IST