Spinner Akila Dananjaya has returned to Sri Lanka’s squad for the five ODIs in South Africa. He was officially banned from bowling in international cricket in December, after an independent biomechanic assessment found his flex beyond the permitted 15 degrees.
Dinesh Chandimal, who had been dropped for Test series in a shock move, was left out of the ODI squad too.
Squad: Lasith Malinga (captain), Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (vice-captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Isuru Udana, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan
IN: Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Akila Dananjaya, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Isuru Udana, Vishwa Fernando
OUT: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Dasun Shanaka, Sekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiuru Kumara
More to follow…