Herath withdraws from ODI squad

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Spinner Rangana Herath has been removed from Sri Lanka's squad for this month's ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Spinner Rangana Herath has been removed from Sri Lanka's squad for this month's ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Herath did not feature in the two Twenty20 Internationals against the same opposition, but was due to in the five ODIs.

Personal reasons, however, have seen him withdrawn. He will be avaialable for the three-Test series, also against Pakistan, in January.

Fellow slow bowler Ajantha Mendis has been named as a replacement. The first ODI will get underway at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

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