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Sri Lanka call uncapped Chamika Karunaratne for final Test against Australia

Sri Lanka's new fast-bowling recruit has already represented a Sri Lankan Board President's XI, Sri Lankan Emerging Players (under-23) and Sri Lanka A. 

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Canberra Published on: January 29, 2019 16:14 IST
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Sri Lanka call uncapped Chamika Karunaratne for final Test against Australia

Sri Lanka has called up uncapped quickie Chamika Karunaratne to the Test squad in Australia after two of their fast bowlers -- Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara -- were ruled out of the second and final Test through injury.

According to an ICC statement, Karunaratne, 22, has 59 first-class wickets at an average of 34.16 and best figures of 5/63 and is capable with the bat as well. He has recorded seven half-centuries and one century in 29 games.

Sri Lanka's new fast-bowling recruit has already represented a Sri Lankan Board President's XI, Sri Lankan Emerging Players (under-23) and Sri Lanka A. 

He is considered to be a bright prospect for the near and distant future of Sri Lankan cricket.

Sri Lanka lost the first Test in Brisbane by an innings and 40 runs. 

They have a chance of drawing the two-Test series in the final game here, which begins on February 1.

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