August 25, 2009 / 12:37 PM / 8 years ago

Sri Lanka include Prasad in Champions Trophy squad

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Sri Lanka's Dammika Prasad (L) celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's captain Younis Khan during their fifth and final one-day international cricket match in Colombo August 9, 2009.Vivek Prakash

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Pace bowler Dammika Prasad was included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad on Tuesday for next month's ICC Champions Trophy.

Prasad, 26, was selected ahead of regular strike bowler Dilhara Fernando and left-arm seamer Isuru Udana, both of whom were named as reserves.

The only other change to the squad that won their last ODI series against Pakistan 3-2 was the inclusion of opener Tillakaratne Dilshan ahead of leg spinner Malinga Bandara.

Squad:

Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Thilina Kandamby, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga

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