World Cup 2015 February 9, 2015

Chameera picked to replace Prasad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Despite his inexperience, Dushmantha Chameera will come straight into the Sri Lankan World Cup squad © Getty Images

Dushmantha Chameera, the 23-year-old right-arm seamer, has been named as the replacement for Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lanka's World Cup squad, and has been approved by the ICC's event technical committee.

Chameera only made his international debut against New Zealand in January but comes straight into the squad to replace Prasad, who was ruled out of the World Cup with a broken hand suffered in training.

Sri Lanka faced a choice between Chameera and Shaminda Eranga to replace Prasad but have gone with the younger, and quicker, bowler. Chameera has taken 25 List A wickets at 33.12 with an economy rate of 5.57.

Sri Lanka's second World Cup warm-up comes on Wednesday against Zimbabwe in Lincoln. They open their World Cup campaign against hosts New Zealand in Christchurch on February 14.

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