Lokuhettige Replaces Injured Welagedara For Sri Lanka
Dilhara Lokuhettige has been called up to replace fellow fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
Welagedara suffered an injury to his right foot and ankle and underwent scans, the results of which have forced him out of the reckoning for the tournament, which is held in England and Wales between 6th and 23rd June.
Lokuhettige has played eight One-Day Internationals, the last of which was in India in 2005, having made his debut earlier that year.
The right-armer has played a total of 126 one-day matches, taking 103 wickets at an average of 29.33 in his career for Antonians Sports Club, Galle Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Uva, Ruhuna as well as Sri Lanka 'A', Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI and a Development XI before he broke into the national side.
Sri Lanka play New Zealand on 9th June, England four days later before finishing their group campaign against Australia on 17th June.
The top two sides in each group progress to the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka Champions Trophy squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Shaminda Eranga, Sachithra Senanayake, Dilhara Lokuhettige
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