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Sri Lanka drop Siriwardana for Ireland, England ODIs

Milinda Siriwardana
Milinda Siriwardana scored 35 runs and picked two wickets in the only Test, he featured for Sri Lanka against England.
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Sri Lanka have dropped all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana from the One-Day International squad which will face Ireland and England in their ongoing tour of the British Isles.

Siriwardana, who has played 13 ODIs in his career so far, has 262 runs at an average of 29.11 while he has also taken eight wickets from 10 innings.

Along with Siriwardana, Test squad members Niroshan Dickwella, Kaushal Silva, Dilruwan Perera, and Dimuth Karunaratne will fly back to Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan selectors recently called up five players to the ODI squad, namely Danushka Gunathilaka, Farveez Maharoof, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv, and Upul Tharanga.

Having completed the three-match Test series against England with a draw at Lord's on Monday, Sri Lanka will now fly to Ireland to play two ODIs on 16th and 18th June in Dublin.

Sri Lanka will then return to England to take part in a five-match ODI series against the hosts which gets underway with the first game on 21st June at Trent Bridge.

Sri Lanka ODI squad:

Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Farveez Maharoof, Suraj Randiv, Seekkuge Prasanna

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