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Sri Lanka call uncapped Chamika Karunaratne for final Test

by Sahir Usman Jan 28, 2019 • 22:01 PM

Canberra, Jan 28 - Sri Lanka have called up uncapped quickie Chamika Karunaratne to the Test squad in Australia after two of their fast bowlers -- Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara -- were ruled out of the second and final Test through injury.

According to an ICC statement, Karunaratne, 22, has 59 first-class wickets at an average of 34.16 and best figures of 5/63, and is capable with the bat as well. He has recorded seven half-centuries and one century in 29 games.

Sri Lanka's new fast-bowling recruit has already represented a Sri Lankan Board President's XI, Sri Lankan Emerging Players (under-23) and Sri Lanka A. 

He is considered to be a bright prospect for the near and distant future of Sri Lankan cricket.

Sri Lanka lost the first Test in Brisbane by an innings and 40 runs. 

They have a chance of drawing the two-Test series in the final game here, which begins on February 1.


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