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Tharanga banned for slow over-rate, Chandimal and Thirimanne called up

File Photo: Upul Tharanga

Colombo, August 25: Upul Tharanga will miss the next two one-day international matches against India after the Sri Lanka captain was banned for a slow over-rate, while Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been added to the squad.

Tharanga missed two ICC Champions Trophy matches in England due to a serious over-rate offence and has been hit with another suspension.

ICC match referee Andy Pycroft imposed his latest ban after Sri Lanka were three overs short of the required rate in Pallekele, where India won by three wickets on Thursday (August 24) to take a 2-0 lead.

The skipper is out of the third and fourth games of the series, but will be available to return for the final match in Colombo a week on Sunday (August 27).

Chamara Kapugedera will lead the side in Tharanga's absence, while Test captain Chandimal and fellow-batsman Thirimanne come back into the squad.

Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka is unavailable after injuring his shoulder in the field in the second ODI.

Source: OPTA

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Story first published: Friday, August 25, 2017, 20:00 [IST]
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