Sunday 17 November 2013 

Rambukwella Called Up To Sri Lanka T20 Squad

Sachithra Senanayake
Sachithra Senanayake has also been included in Sri Lanka's Twenty20 International squad
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Sri Lanka have called up uncapped off-spinner Ramith Rambukwella for the two-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand.

After the three-match ODI series was drawn 1-1 with all three matches affected by rain, the performance of Sachithra Senanayake in the final ODI has also earned him a call-up.

The two off-spinners are joined by leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna and slow bowler Ajantha Mendis as New Zealand can expect to be targeted with spin during the matches on 19th and 21st November in Pallekele.

Rambukwella has played 17 Twenty20 matches in his career to date, taking 16 wickets at an economy rate of 6.50.

Meanwhile, New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third and final ODI in Dambulla.

After being one over short of their target, captain Kyle Mills was fined 20 percent of his match fee and the rest of the players were fined 10 percent.

Sri Lanka T20 International squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Lasith Malinga (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Ajanta Mendis, Kushal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ramith Rambukwella, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne

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Fixtures & Results

10th November: 1st ODI, Hambantota
SRI 288-9 v NZL 13-1 - match abandoned, rain
12th November: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
NZL 203-6 beat SRI 138-1 by 4 wickets (D/L)
16th November: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
SRI 211-8 beat NZL 126-5 by 36 runs (D/L)
21st November: 2nd T20I, Pallekele
SRI 143-2 beat NZL 142-7 by 8 wickets