Uncapped Chamika Karunaratne called to Sri Lanka Test squad

Canberra: Uncapped Chamika Karunaratne has been called to the Sri Lanka Test squad for the second and final match against Australia, beginning on February 1.

The 22-year-old has picked up 59 first-class wickets at an average of 34.16 and recorded best figures of 5/63. Karunaratne is capable with the bat as well and has registered seven half-centuries and one century in 29 games so far.

Meanwhile, fast bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara have been ruled out after sustaining an injury.

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Sri Lanka lost their first Test by an innings and 40 runs in Brisbane. They have a chance to draw the two-Test series when they clash with Australia for the second Test at Canberra.


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