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Sri Lanka 30-man squad for South Africa ODI and T20 series: Chandimal returns, four rookies called in

Sri Lanka cricketers at a practise session

Former Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has earned a recall to the national white-ball side as selectors named him in a 30-man squad to play South Africa in a six-match limited over series.

The squad also includes uncapped players in Dilshan Madushanka, a 20 year-old fast bowler, spin bowling all-rounder Sahan Arachchige, off-spinner Mahesh Theekshana and 28-year-old fast-bowling all-rounder Pulina Tharanga.

Sri Lanka is due to host South Africa for three ODIs and as many T20 internationals starting from September 2 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Chandimal, 31, was among several other senior players who faced the axe from white-ball cricket after selectors decided to form a young team with a long-term objective of forming a competitive side by 2023…

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