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Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup

IANS  |  Colombo 

Opening batsman has been appointed as the new ODI of and will lead the side at the upcoming slated to be held in England and from May 30.

"Karunaratne's appointment was ratified by the Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Honorable Harin Fernando," confirmed through a on Wednesday.

The left-handed batsman has so far played just 17 ODIs for in which he has scored 190 runs at an average that is less than 16. His last ODI appearance came against England in March 2015.

The 30-year-old recently led a struggling Sri Lankan side to a historic Test series win in This was his first series as and that saw his name crop up for the ODIs too.

Sri Lanka are yet to announce their squad for the World Cup, where they will begin their campaign against on June 1 at



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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:58 IST