Saturday 3 May 2014 

Eranga Replaces Thisara Perera

Shaminda Eranga
Shaminda Eranga will join up with Sri Lanka's ODI squad in Ireland
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Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has replaced all-rounder Thisara Perera in Sri Lanka's squad to play Ireland in two One-Day Internationals on 6th and 8th May.

Perera has not received the required clearance to travel to Ireland, so will instead head to England, where Sri Lanka will play a Twenty20 International, five ODIs and two Tests between 20th May and 24th June.

Eranga will head directly from Sri Lanka to Ireland ahead of the opening match in Dublin on Tuesday (6th May).

"Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that Shaminda Eranga will replace Thisara Perera for the Ireland tour," a SLC statement confirmed.

"Thisara Perera has not received his clearance to Ireland and will travel direct to England, hence Shaminda Eranga will take his place and will fly out tomorrow night."

Eranga has played 13 ODIs, taking 16 wickets at an average of 27.93, including three during Sri Lanka's Champions Trophy campaign in England last year.

His last appearance came against South Africa in July.

Sri Lanka squad for Ireland ODIs: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Kushal Janith Perera, Dammika Prasad, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Chathuranga de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kithruwan Vithanage

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