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Prasanna in SL squad for remaining ODIs

Rangana Herath, Thisara Perera and Dinesh Chandimal have been dropped.

Associated Press |August 18, 2011, 11:44 AM IST
Prasanna in SL squad for remaining ODIs

Colombo: Sri Lanka is flying upcapped leg spin bowler Seekkuge Prasanna back from England to be part of a new squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against Australia.

Prasanna has been brought into the side after his impressive performance for Sri Lanka "A'' in England, where he took 6-23 against England Lions last week. He has 73 wickets in 48 first-class one-day games.

His inclusion came as and as the host nation tries to turn the course of the five-match series, which it trails 2-1.

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, allrounder Thisara Perera and batsman Dinesh Chandimal were dropped as the initial 16-man squad was pared down to 14.

The fourth match of the series will be played in Colombo on Saturday.

Sri Lanka squad:

Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Seekkuge Prasanna.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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