Spinner Akila Dananjaya has returned to Sri Lanka’s squad for the five ODIs in South Africa after having his action cleared by the ICC. He was officially banned from bowling in international cricket in December 2018.
Dananjaya will lead a revamped spin attack that includes
The return of the 25-year old will be a major boost for a depleted Sri Lankan attack ahead of what promises to be testing ODI and T20I series against South Africa in the coming weeks.
As the ban allowed him to bowl in domestic cricket, Dananjaya turned out for Colts CC earlier this year and the SLC has been impressed with what they have seen.
Dhananjaya has been one of Sri Lanka’s main threats in limited-overs cricket in recent times, taking 28 ODI wickets at an average of 23 in 2018, and a further 27 wickets at 24.25 in Tests.