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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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs