India vs Sri Lanka: Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage called up for 3rd Test, Danushka Gunathilaka dropped

Kandy: Pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Gamage have been added to the Sri Lankan squad ahead of the third Test against India starting in Pallekele on Saturday.

Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera (front) celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of Pakistan's Asad Shafiq (not pictured) during the fourth day of their second test cricket match in Colombo June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte - RTX1I45I

File image of Dushmantha Chameera. Reuters

They replace injured spinner Rangana Herath and pacer Nuwan Pradeep, while batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been dropped.

Chameera had been troubled by injuries off late and last played Test cricket against New Zealand in 2016. Gamage featured in the two-day practice game against India in Colombo before the start of this three Test series.

With their addition, interestingly Lanka now have four quick bowlers in their squad for the Pallekele Test, including Lahiru Kumara and Vishwa Fernando.

Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjay de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara.


Published Date: Aug 11, 2017 07:58 am | Updated Date: Aug 11, 2017 10:26 am


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