Sri Lanka recall Farveez Maharoof for England, Ireland ODIs

Farveez Maharoof has been called up in the Sri Lanka ODI squad for the bilateral series against England.

By: Reuters | Colombo | Updated: June 8, 2016 5:48:01 pm

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Sri Lankan all rounder Farveez Maharoof inched closer to a return to international cricket on Wednesday after being called into the squad for one-day series against England and Ireland.

Fellow all rounder Danushka Gunathilaka, batsman Upul Tharanga, leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna and off-spinner Suraj Randiv will also join the squad for the one-dayers, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

Maharoof, who played the last of his 104 ODIs against Bangladesh in March 2012, was rewarded after the 31-year-old emerged as the Premier Limited Over Tournament’s leading wicket-taker.

SLC did not specify cricketers who would return home after the Test series.

Sri Lanka take on England in the final Test at Lord’s on Thursday, hoping to avoid a 3-0 defeat.

They will then move to Dublin for two one-dayers against Ireland before returning to England for a five-match ODI series against the hosts to be followed by a Twenty20 International on July 5.

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