Farveez Maharoof Returns To Sri Lanka's ODI Squad After Four Years
Farveez Maharoof returns to the Sri Lankan squad after four years. The fast-bowling all-rounder last played an international game in March 2012.
Farveez Maharoof has been picked for Sri Lanka's ODI series in Ireland and England later this month. Pushing 32, Maharoof last played an international match in March 2012.
Sri Lanka will play a series of ODIs in Ireland and England. Maharoof will join the Test squad currently on tour in UK. Four other players --Â all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka, leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna, off-spinner Suraj Randiv and batsman Upul Tharanga - have been selected for the ODIs.
Sri Lanka play ODIs in Ireland on June 16 and 18 before a five-match series against England from June 21.
Maharoof has returned to the national team on the strength of his domestic performance.
Maharoof was the leading wicket-taker in Sri Lanka's List A championship, the Premier Limited Over Tournament. He took 16 wickets in five matches at an average of 6.31. He also scored 77 runs, playing for Nondescripts Cricket Club.
Maharoof last played a ODI match against Bangladesh in Dhaka in March 20, 2012. He went wicketless and scored 3 runs. Bangladesh won the match by five wickets, via Duckworth Lewis.
Known for his swing bowling, Maharoof played his last Test match against England at Lord's in June, 2011. Overall, he has played 22 Tests and 104 ODIs, taking 25 and 133, wickets, respectively.