Sri Lanka seamer Chanaka Welegedara has been ruled out of the upcoming Champions Trophy due to an ankle injury, team officials announced on Friday, with Dilhara Lokuhettige set to replace him.

Lokuhettige, 32, has not played in a one-day international since 2005. He has taken six ODI wickets at 36.83.

Sri Lanka is due to face New Zealand in its opening match in Cardiff on June 9. — AFP

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