Thigh Injury Rules Prasad Out Of ODI Series
Sri Lankan fast bowler Dammika Prasad has been ruled out of the upcoming One-Day International series against Sri Lanka after suffering a thigh injury.
He joins a lengthy injury list which already includes Prasanna Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Shaminda Eranga and Nuwan Kulasekara and has been replaced in the ODI squad by all-rounder Tissara Perera.
Perera has played two Tests, 21 ODIs and nine Twenty20 Internationals and last played an ODI against Scotland in July.
Prasad suffered the injury during the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah and was only able to bowl four overs in Pakistan's first innings.
The five-match ODI series begins on 11th November in Dubai.
Sri Lanka ODI squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Kosala Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dilhara Fernando, Suraj Randiv, Tissera Perera
ODI Series Schedule
|11 Nov 2011||1st ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||ODI|
|14 Nov 2011||2nd ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||ODI|
|18 Nov 2011||3rd ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||ODI|
|20 Nov 2011||4th ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||ODI|
|23 Nov 2011||5th ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||ODI|
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