Colombo: Chamara Kapugedera, the middle-order batsman, has been named as a replacement for one of the three injured allrounders in the Sri Lanka squad that qualified for the finals of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series.
Which of the injured players - Farveez Maharoof, Angleo Mathews and Thisara Perara - is being replaced, has not yet been decided. Sri Lanka will play Australia in the best-of-three final from Sunday, in Brisbane.
Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that the team management, in consultation with the national selectors, had opted for a batsman. He will fly to Brisbane on Friday night. "The request was for a batsman for the No. 6 position and Kapugedera was picked," Ranatunga said. "The team management will take a decision tonight, on which of these injured players will be sent home."