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Chamika Karunaratne replaces injured Kumara for second test

2019-01-29 09:59:24
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Sri Lanka have called up right-arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne to replace the injured Lahiru Kumara for the second Domain Test against Australia in Canberra.

The tourists have also confirmed that fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera had also been ruled out due to injury.

Kumara suffered a torn hamstring on the second day of the first Test in Brisbane, which Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 40 runs, while Chameera has injured his left ankle.

Both injured players will return to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, selectors said in a brief statement

The second and final Test of the series begins in Canberra on Friday.

Squads:

Australia: Tim Paine (c/wk), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha


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