Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake in squad to face South Africa
Last Updated: 03/07/14 1:52pm
Sri Lanka have named Sachithra Senanayake in their one-day international squad to face South Africa despite the spinner being reported for a suspect bowling action.
Senanayake was reported to the ICC during the one-day series in England in May, and was sent for evaluation of his action at the Cardiff Metropolitan University on June 29.
But the right-arm spinner is permitted to play on until the findings are confirmed, and he has been included in a 16-man squad to take on the Proteas.
Sri Lanka have also recalled paceman Suranga Lakmal, who was forced to leave the tour of England early after suffering a hamstring injury.
Lakma sustained a grade-two tear of his right hamstring while batting in the opening one-day clash at The Oval, but he has passed a fitness test following treatment at home.
Opening batsman Kusal Perera has also been selected, although he is a minor doubt after complaining of a problem in his knee.
"Kusal has some tightness behind the knee. It is something he picked up during the domestic T20 matches," said Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa.
"He will undergo a fitness test on Friday, but it is nothing serious."
But wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal and all-rounder Chaturanga de Silva, who both failed to impress in England, have been dropped and replaced by Upul Tharanga and Kithuruwan Vithanage.
The three-match series against South Africa starts in Colombo on Sunday.
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Ashan Priyanjan, Upul Tharanga, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.