Sri Lanka news September 25, 2013

Eranga, Lakmal in Sri Lanka A one-day squad

Test fast bowlers Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal have been named in the Sri Lanka A squad for the first two one-dayers against New Zealand A, in Pallekele. Offspinning allrounder Ramith Rambukwella and legspinner Seekkuge Prasanna are the other entrants to the squad that is currently in Dambulla for the second four-day match.

Fast bowlers Nuwan Pradeep, Vimukthi Perera and Madura Lakmal, and allrounder Dilruwan Perera, made way for the new additions, from the four-day side. Among the batsmen, Sri Lanka A's top-scorer from the first-class series, Kaushal Silva has been omitted. Dinesh Chandimal set to remain captain.

Eranga and Lakmal's inclusions are aimed at providing match practice for the pair, who have no international cricket scheduled between August and November, thanks to the postponement of the home Tests against South Africa, and the tour of Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka A play three one-dayers against New Zealand A, with the third match to be played in Dambulla. The first unofficial Test between the teams was drawn.

Sri Lanka A squad: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Angelo Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Sachithra Serasinghe, Chaturanga de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal, Ishan Jayaratne, Ramith Rambukwella.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. He tweets here