Dammika Prasad called up for the 2nd Test against India

Updated: 01 August 2008 06:33 IST

Seam bowler Dammika Prasad has earned his first call up to the Sri Lanka Test squad in the side for the second Test against India starting on Thursday.

Dammika Prasad called up for the 2nd Test against India

Colombo:

Seam bowler Dammika Prasad has earned his first call up to the Sri Lanka Test squad in the side's only change for the second cricket Test against India starting on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Prasad played in three limited-overs internationals for Sri Lanka in 2006 before succumbing to a back injury. He subsequently performed well for the Sri Lanka Board XI in a warmup match against India earlier this month, taking 3 wickets for 30 runs and 1-28 over two innings.

Sri Lanka cricket media manager Shane Fernando said that other 14 members of the Test squad will be unchanged.

Sri Lanka easily won the first Test of the three-match series by an innings and 239 runs.

Led by Mahela Jayawardene the Sri Lanka squad includes eight specialist batsmen, four pace bowlers and two spinners, while Prasanna Jayawardene is retained as wicketkeeper.

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Vandort, Malinda Warnapura, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Prasanna Jayawardene, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilina Thushara Mirando, Ajantha Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera and Dammika Prasad.

Topics : Cricket
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