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Sri Lankan teenager in line for Test debut against Pakistan

Rewriter Dunith Wellalage has actually been consisted of in the last 12 for the 2nd suit in Galle

Sri Lanka’s adolescent rewriter Dunith Wellalage has actually been consisted of in the last 12 for the 2nd Examination versus Pakistan in Galle, captain Dimuth Karunaratne stated on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Wellalage, a left-arm orthodox that awaits his Examination launching, appears a most likely substitute for damaged rewriter Maheesh Theekshana as the hosts aim to recover in the two-match collection after their opening loss.

” Dunith Wellalage is back in the team” after being launched from the Examination team for a residential suit, Karunaratne informed press reporters.

” Asitha Fernando is back in the 12. Those are the only adjustments,” he added the eve of Angelo Mathews’ spots 100th Examination beginning Sunday.

Wellalage, additionally convenient with the bat, played an essential function with his 9 arches in Sri Lanka’s 3-2 one-day collection gain Australia last month, and also might companion with Prabath Jayasuriya in the last Examination.

Pakistan rode on opener Abdullah Shafique’s unbeaten 160 to ferret out a document 342 at the Galle International Arena on a stressful 5th day to go one up.

Jayasuriya salaried an only fight with his left-arm spin to declare a suit haul of 9 arches, yet located little assistance from the various other end.

” We did quite well in the initial Examination yet the problems were not to our help,” stated captain Karunaratne.

” One more location that we require to work with is initial innings batting.”

The vacationers have actually been struck by an injury to rate spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi, that took 4 initial innings arches in the opener.

” He is motivational, leads the bowling system from the front, and also we will certainly miss his aggressiveness and also his visibility,” stated Pakistan trainer Saqlain Mushtaq.

” The means he comes and also provides us the innovation at the beginning … ideally the various other bowlers will certainly tip up.”

The pitch at Galle has actually transformed personality in all 3 suits played in the previous couple of weeks, consisting of 2 Examinations versus Australia.

Sri Lankan gamers thought the pitch went level on the last 2 days when Pakistan batted, yet Saqlain stated his batsmen depended on the job.

” I think the pitch transformed from the first day and also it maintained rotating, yet I assume our kids revealed some actually excellent personality in this suit,” stated the previous off-spinner.

” It was a program of decision, persistence and also character by our gamers.”

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