Eranga replaces Perera

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Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been added to Sri Lanka's squad for May's ODI series against Ireland.

Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been added to Sri Lanka's squad for May's ODI series against Ireland.

Eranga has replaced all-rounder Thisara Perera, who failed to gain a visa for the brief trip to Dublin.

Perera, however, is expected to join the squad for this month's one-off Twenty20 International and five ODIs against England.

Right-armer Eranga has taken 16 wickets in 13 ODIs, including a career-best three for 46 against the West Indies in Port of Spain in July 2013.

The tourists have rested five senior players – batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, spinner Rangana Herath and fast bowler Lasith Malinga – for twin fixtures against the Irish, which will be played at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground on Tuesday and Thursday.

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