Two late additions to the Sri Lanka ODI squad

Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2022


Sri Lanka have added two late additions to their ODI squad for the ongoing Afghanistan series in Pallekelle.

Fast-bowler Pramod Madushan, who is nursing a hamstring injury, has been ruled out of the 3-match series. He is replaced by right-arm seamer Milan Rathnayake. 26-year-old seamer from Kurunegala represents Moors Sports Club and has taken 24 list A wickets in 23 games.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, left-handed middle-order batter who withdrew from ODI cricket citing mental and physical fatigue, has been replaced by SSC middle-order batter Nuwanidu Fernando, young brother of Test seamer – Vishwa Fernando.

Nuwanidu Fernando – who is still 23 years old, has scored over 700 runs in 21 list A innings. In the recently concluded SLC Major League 3-day Tournament, Fernando slammed 899 runs in 14 innings. He is expected to join the team today (25th November) whilst Rathnayake was already with the squad as a reserve seamer.

Both Rathnayake and Fernando will be available for selection for the next two games, scheduled to be played on the 27th and 30th November at the same venue.