Senanayake to replace Mendis
Off spinner Sachitra Senanayake will replace Ajantha Mendis for the remaining three One Day Internationals against South Africa in South Africa.
Ajantha Mendis will return to Sri Lanka due to a back injury and will not be available for the remainder of the series. Sachitra Senanayake will take wing to South Africa immediately.
A media release from Sri Lanka Cricket revealed that the Minister of Sports, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, has approved Sachitra Senanayake as the replacement player for injured Ajantha Mendis. Senanayake is yet to wear the national cap in any version of International cricket.
(Daminda Wijesuriya reporting from East London)