Herath to replace injured Lakmal

"It has been decided by the national selectors to send Rangana Herath for the Sri Lanka tour of England, in place of Suranga Lakmal who is injured"

“It has been decided by the national selectors to send Rangana Herath for the Sri Lanka tour of England, in place of Suranga Lakmal who is injured”

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Sri Lanka have decided to call up spinner Rangana Herath to replace Suranga Lakmal after he tore his hamstring during the first ODI against England at The Oval.

With Lakmal having been ruled out for the remainder of the ODI series and having flown back to Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had originally named Shaminda Eranga as Lakmal’s replacement before backtracking and picking Herath.

“At a selection committee meeting it has been decided by the national selectors to send Rangana Herath for the Sri Lanka tour of England, in place of Suranga Lakmal who is injured,” an SLC statement said. “Suranga will return to Sri Lanka and Rangana will join the squad.”

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