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Thursday, 6 December, 2001, 07:03 GMT
Perera back for Sri Lanka
All-rounder Suresh Perera
Perera returns to the squad after his action was cleared
Sri Lanka have made three changes to their limited overs squad for the triangular series against Zimbabwe and West Indies which begins on Saturday.

Sri Lanka suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the Sharjah Trophy in October but last week completed a 3-0 Test series whitewash of the Caribbean side.

All-rounder Suresh Perera comes back into the squad after a panel of experts appointed by the Sri Lankan board cleared his bowling action, Cricinfo reported. Umpire Steve Bucknor reported Perera in August.

Fast-bowler Nuwan Zoysa returns to the one-day squad after proving his recovery from an ankle injury in the final two Tests against the West Indies.

And leg-spin all-rounder Upul Chandana is the third addition.

Kumar Sangakkara will keep wicket and bat at six after regular glove man Romesh Kaluwitharana damaged a finger in Sharjah.

Strike bowler Dilhara Fernando is still out of action because of a stress fracture in his back and all-rounder Dulip Liyanage has been dropped.

The hosts open the tournament against Zimbabwe at Colombo's Sinhalese Sports Club on Saturday and the West Indies play their fellow-tourists the following day.


Sri Lanka squad: Sanath Jayasuriya (Capt), Marvan Atapattu, Avishka Gunawardene, Mahela Jayawardene, Russel Arnold, Kumar Sangakkara, Chamara Silva, Suresh Perera, Kumar Dharmasena, Upul Chandana, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Charitha Buddika Fernando, Nuwan Zoysa, Prabath Nissanka

See also:

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