Thursday 13 October 2011 

Eranga Out Of Pakistan Tests, Kulasekara Called Up

Eranga Out Of Pakistan Tests, Kulasekara Called Up
Eranga Out Of Pakistan Tests, Kulasekara Called Up
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Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of his country's tour to the United Arab Emirates, where they will play three Tests against Pakistan later this month and in November.

Eranga, who made his Test debut for earlier this year, has been withdrawn due to an elbow injury.

His replacement is uncapped 26-year-old Nondescripts Cricket Club right-arm quick Kosala Kulasekara - no relation to Sri Lankan ODI regular Nuwan - who has played 71 first-class matches, taking 148 wickets at 26.43.

He was a member of the Sri Lanka 'A' squad which toured England earlier this year, taking eight wickets in four matches and he also played for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI against Australia in August, where he took the wickets of Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris.

Eranga played one Test and three One-Day Internationals against Australia, taking five Test wickets and four ODI wickets.

The series gets underway when the opening Test begins on 18th October in Abu Dhabi.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Suranga Lakmal, Kosala Kulasekara, Tharanga Paranavitana, Nuwan Pradeep, Dammika Prasad, Suraj Randiv, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chanaka Welagedara

  18 Oct 2011 1st Test   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  26 Oct 2011 2nd Test   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  03 Nov 2011 3rd Test   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  11 Nov 2011 1st ODI   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  14 Nov 2011 2nd ODI   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  18 Nov 2011 3rd ODI   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  20 Nov 2011 4th ODI   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  23 Nov 2011 5th ODI   Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  25 Nov 2011 Twenty20   Pakistan v Sri Lanka

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