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Eranga, Herath Out Of Second Test

Shaminda Eranga celebrates a wicket with team-mates
Shaminda Eranga (centre) took five wickets as Sri Lanka won the opening Test by an innings and 248 runs
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Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath have been ruled out of the second and final Test in Bangladesh due to injury.

They will both return home ahead of the match, which begins tomorrow (4th February) in Chittagong but Herath will return to play in the Twenty20 International series.

Sri Lanka, who lead the series 1-0 after a crushing innings victory in the opening match in Mirpur, have called up Kushal Perera and Thisara Perera as replacements.

Kushal is an attacking opening batsman and is yet to make his Test debut while Perera is a fast-bowling all-rounder who has played six Tests.

Both will stay in Bangladesh for the series of two Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals that follow.

Mahela Jayawardene and Herath have been rested from the ODI squad but are set to play in the Twenty20s.

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Perera, Kushal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Kithruwan Vithanage

Sri Lanka T20I squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Lasith Malinga (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Perera, Kushal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake

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