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Sri Lanka add Sadeera Samarawickrama to ODI squad

Dinesh Chandimal has managed just six runs in the first two ODIs against Pakistan
Dinesh Chandimal has managed just six runs in the first two ODIs against Pakistan
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Sri Lanka have drafted in wicket-keeper batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama to the squad for the remainder of the ongoing One-Day International series against Pakistan.

Samarawickrama made his Test debut for Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan in Dubai earlier this month where he scored an impressive 35-ball 38 runs. However, this will be the first time he has been called up to the limited overs squad.

The 22-year-old was originally scheduled to travel to West Indies to represent Sri Lanka A but issues with visa meant he had to remain in Colombo.

Samarawickrama is expected to join the squad on Wednesday and will be in contention to make it to the final two games of the series to be played in Sharjah on 20th and 23rd October.

The two teams will face other at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday with Pakistan having a 2-0 lead following their wins in the first two matches.

Sri Lanka squad for Pakistan ODI series:

Upul Tharanga (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedara, Thisara Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sadeera Samarawickrama

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