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Sri Lankan selectors recall Perera

Published: Thursday, March 10, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Colombo:Fast bowler Ruchira Perera has been recalled to the Sri Lankan 18-man training squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand commencing later this month.

The 27-year-old left-arm speedster, who swings the ball both ways, earned a call-up at the expense of injured Nuwan Zoysa and has been in prolific form off late, snaring figures of nine for 127 in a provincial final last week

He has had a difficult time since his bowling action was labelled suspect during the Lord's Test against England in 2002.

Squad: Marvan Atapattu (captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilan Samaraweera, Ian Daniel, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekera, Farveez Maharoof, Upul Chandana, Rangana Herath, Thilina Kandamby, Avishka Gunawardene, Dilhara Fernando, Gayan Wijekoon, Ruchira Perera.

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