Sri Lanka was Monday forced to bring in all-rounder Thisara Perera in its one-day squad after paceman Dhammika Prasad was ruled out of the five-match one-day series against Pakistan.

“The selection of Perera is as a replacement player for Prasad, for the forthcoming five-match one-day series and T20 against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting from November 11,” said a Sri Lanka Cricket statement.

Prasad was ruled out for the remainder of the series due to injury after he damaged his quadricep muscle on the first day of the ongoing third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.

The 21-year-old Perera has so far played two Tests and 21 one-day internationals for Sri Lanka. — AFP

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