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Sri Lanka Call Up Theekshana, Wellalage For Second Test vs Australia | Cricket News

Uncapped spinner Maheesh Theekshana was included in SL squad for 2nd Test vs Australia© AFP

Uncapped spinners Maheesh Theekshana and Dinuth Wellalage had been on Tuesday drafted into Sri Lanka’s Covid-hit squad for the second Test in opposition to Australia. Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama on Monday examined constructive for coronavirus after former captain Angelo Mathews needed to pull out on the third day of the opening Test with Covid. Both the gamers are in isolation and the remainder of the squad have examined detrimental, Sri Lanka Cricket mentioned.

The hosts path 1-0 within the two-match sequence after happening to Australia by 10 wickets inside three days final week in Galle.

Theekshana and 19-year-old Wellalage are nonetheless to make their Test debuts  however performed a key function in Sri Lanka’s 3-2 one-day worldwide sequence conquer Australia final month.

Left-arm spinner Wellalage was the main wicket-taker within the sequence with 9 dismissals, one forward of Australia’s Pat Cummins.


Uncapped all-rounder Lakshitha Manasinghe can also be within the squad for match which begins on the similar Galle venue on Friday, however left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya has been launched after he went wicketless within the first Test.

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