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Jayawardene, Herath to miss Bangladesh ODI series

03 February, 2014

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s star batsman Mahela Jayawardene and strike bowler Rangana Herath will not play in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh starting this month.

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s star batsman Mahela Jayawardene and strike bowler Rangana Herath will not play in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh starting this month.

Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement Monday that the two players have been rested for the ODI series, but will take part in the test series and a squad to play two Twenty20 matches before the one-dayers.

The pair also missed out on five ODIs against Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates last year for personal reasons.

Angelo Perera, a 23-year-old batsman who represented Sri Lanka in two one-dayers and a T20 has been called up fill the vacant batsman´s slot.

Despite Herath´s absence the tourists have included three spinners in Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis and leg spinner Seekuge Prasanna.

Squads:

ODI: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Seekuge Prasanna.

T20: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Angelo Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Seekuge Prasanna.

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