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Vandersay replaces Malinga, Sri Lanka bolster spin attack

Mar 20, 2016 07:55 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

NEW DELHI, March 19 (Reuters) - Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who was dropped from Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 squad barely 24 hours before they left for India, was called up as Lasith Malinga's replacement on Saturday.

Pace spearhead Malinga, who is nursing a knee injury, returned home without bowling a ball for the Sri Lankan team defending their title in India.

With spinners playing decisive roles in the early matches of the tournament so far, Sri Lanka have decided to bolster a slow bowling department which already includes left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake.

Vandersay, 26, has played three one-dayers and four Twenty20 Internationals.

The champions meet former winners West Indies in their next Super 10 Group One match in Bangalore on Sunday.


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