Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal to Miss Pakistan Tour After Contracting Dengue

Sri Lankan quick bowler Suranga Lakmal will miss a two-match Take a look at collection in Pakistan after contracting dengue fever, Sri Lanka’s cricket board introduced Sunday.

He might be changed by Asitha Fernando, who will be a part of the squad for the second match of the collection, the primary to be performed in Pakistan for greater than a decade following a militant assault on a touring Sri Lankan group in March 2009.

Sri Lanka have additionally given former skipper Dinesh Chandimal an opportunity to struggle his method again into the nationwide group, now led by Dimuth Karunaratne.

The 30-year-old Chandimal performed his final Take a look at in Australia in February.

He was included within the squad that performed New Zealand in August however didn’t play a match.

In October, half of the 16 Sri Lankan gamers initially named to play in a restricted overs collection in to Pakistan refused to journey, citing safety fears.

The Take a look at squad left Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters in Colombo Sunday after receiving blessings from Buddhist monks.

Sri Lanka misplaced October’s three-match one-day worldwide collection in Pakistan, however gained the three T20 matches.

New skipper Karunaratne was one of many eight gamers who stayed away from that tour.

The primary Take a look at might be performed in Rawalpindi from December 11.

Sri Lanka squad:

Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, and Lakshan Sandakan. Substitute participant from the tip Take a look at: Asitha Fernando.

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