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Herath Replaces Injured Lakmal

Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath has been called up to replace Suranga Lakmal in Sri Lanka's ODI squad
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Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been drafted into Sri Lanka's touring party in England as a replacement for the injured fast bowler Suranga Lakmal.

Lakmal missed the second One-Day International in Chester-le-Street and has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour, which has three ODIs and two Tests remaining.

The vastly experienced Herath is set to join up with the squad, which will be heading to Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester for the third ODI, which takes place on Wednesday 28th May.

Herath has played 51 Tests and 55 ODIs, taking 217 Test and 54 ODI wickets.

Sri Lanka won the Twenty20 International that opened their tour of England by nine runs before England claimed an 81-run in the first ODI.

Sri Lanka then hit back with an emphatic 157-run win in the second ODI where off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake claimed four wickets.

Herath offers another spin option should Sri Lanka decide to change the balance of their attack for the remaining matches at Emirates Old Trafford, Edgbaston and Lord's.

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