The lack of right-hand batsman in the squad led to Sri Lanka’s downfall as left-handers continued to struggle against the offspinners in the two one day internationals against Pakistan in the UAE.
Therefore, Sri Lanka has opted to include Sadeera Samarawickrama for the last two one day internationals in the five-match series.
Sadeera was set to tour West Indies with Sri Lanka A side but was forced to stay back due to an unfortunate visa issue.
Samarawickrama will arrive in the UAE today but will not take part in the 3rd ODI.We found that the left-handers we have are struggling against off-spinners, so we thought of drafting in another right-hander
“We found that the left-handers we have are struggling against off-spinners, so we thought of drafting in another right-hander,” said an SLC Official (Cricbuzz).
After losing the first two ODI’s, the visitors are in a must-win situation as they take on Pakistan in the 3rd ODI later today. Kapugedara and Prasanna will most likely get their opportunity in the starting eleven for today’s game.
/ 12 months ago
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