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Cricket news - Chamika Karunaratne added to Test squad as injury crisis worsens

Karunaratne, who despite averaging 34.16 in first class cricket, enjoyed a productive game playing for the 'A' side against the visiting Ireland A side

Chamika Karunaratne, a former captain at Under-19 level, has been added to Sri Lanka Test squad as injury concerns mount for the visitors in the pace bowling Department in Australia. Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera, both of whom picked up injuries during the pink-ball-Test at The Gabba in Brisbane, back home.

Kumara had already excluded the second Test in Canberra went after receiving a hamstring injury on day 2 of the Brisbane Test, Sri Lanka to lose by one innings and 40. Kumara - injury is expected to last up to six weeks to heal, probably the rule, which starts him out of the first Test in South Africa in Durban on February 13.

Sri Lanka, who lost Nuwan Pradeep to a hamstring injury before the series, were compounded when captain Dinesh Chandimal confirmed that Chameera around had worn an ankle injury. He, too, will return home, and a rehabilitation programme to get fit again.

The injury crisis in the Sri Lanka series, has forced the selectors in picking the 22-year-old Karunaratne, the cricket despite an average of 34.16, with the ball in the first class, enjoyed a productive game to play for the 'A' side against Ireland, A side. Karunaratne took 3 for 99 and supports his bowling efforts with an unbeaten 100 in accordance with Sri Lanka were made to follow in Hambantota.

While Karunaratne is unlikely to be picked up immediately for the Canberra Test 1. February Kasun Rajitha almost started a certain. The left-arm seamer " Vishwa Fernando is another possible inclusion after he joined the squad as a replacement for Pradeep.

Squad: Dinesh Chandimal(c), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sadeera Samara wickrama, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Dimuth Karunaratne, " Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne

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