Lahiru Gamage Covers For Injured Shaminda Eranga

Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the second Test and replaced in Sri Lanka's squad by Lahiru Gamage
Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the second Test and replaced in Sri Lanka's squad by Lahiru Gamage
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Sri Lanka have added pace bowler Lahiru Gamage to their squad for the second and final Test against Pakistan as cover for the injured Shaminda Eranga.

Sri Lanka won the opening Test in Galle by seven wickets and the second Test, which begins tomorrow (14th August) will be Mahela Jayawardene's final Test before he retires from the longest format of the game.

Eranga's injury means he will miss the match, which will be played at Jayawardene's home ground of the Sinhalese Sports Club ground.

Sri Lanka were already missing Eranga's fellow quick bowler Suranga Lakmal as well as Nuwan Pradeep through injury but can select from Dhammika Prasad, Chanaka Welagedara as well as the uncapped left-armer Binusha Fernando and now Gamage.

Gamage has yet to play international cricket but has played 43 first-class matches, taking 93 wickets at an average of 33.58.

He recently toured England and Ireland with the Sri Lanka A team, taking 12 wickets in eight one-day games, including the Sri Lankans' final game two days ago.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Gamage, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Chanaka Welagedara

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets