Prasad replaces injured Fernando in the Sri Lankan team for ODIs

Dhammika Prasad last played a One-Day International for Sri Lanka in 2009 AFP

Colombo: Jun 22, 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday called up bowler Dhammika Prasad to replace the injured Dilhara Fernando for the upcoming limited-overs series with England.

Prasad, 28, last played a one-day match for Sri Lanka in 2009 when Pakistan toured Colombo. Since making his ODI debut in 2006, he has taken five wickets in five outings giving away 217 runs.

“Dilhara Fernando will be returning to Sri Lanka after an injury suffered during the third Test match at Rose Bowl,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

England drew the third Test with Sri Lanka to win the series 1-0.

Both sides play a one-off Twenty20 game in Bristol on June 25, ahead of the five one-day games that begin at the Oval on June 28.