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Sri Lanka vs Australia: Allrounder Sachith Pathirana replaces retired Tillakaratne Dilshan for 4th ODI

Tillakaratne Dilshan retired from ODI cricket after the third match last Sunday, with 330 matches (fifth most for Sri Lanka) and 10,290 runs.

Sachith Pathirana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Pathirana, Dilshan, Australia vs Sri Lanka, SL vs AUS, sl vs aus, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news Sri Lankan cricketer Sachith Pathirana has played three ODIs, but his last appearance was more than a year ago. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka called up allrounder Sachith Pathirana to replace the retired Tillakaratne Dishan for the fourth one-day international against Australia.

Pathirana has played three ODIs, but his last appearance was more than a year ago. He has had limited success, scoring 33 runs and taking three wickets with his left-arm spin.

Dilshan retired from ODI cricket after the third match last Sunday, with 330 matches (fifth most for Sri Lanka) and 10,290 runs (fourth).

Australia leads the five-match series 2-1 and can seal the series with a win the fourth game in Dambulla on Wednesday.

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Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhanajaya De Silva, Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Amila Aponso, Sachith Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara.

First published on: 30-08-2016 at 18:06 IST
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