Uncapped Nishan Peiris replaces Akila Dananjaya in Sri Lanka squad for third Test

Uncapped offspinner Nishan Peiris has been drafted in to the Sri Lanka squad for the third Test against England, which is set to begin on November 23 in Colombo.
The 21 year-old Peiris replaces Akila Dananjaya, who is set to undergo a bowling-action assessment at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on November 23.
Dananjaya was reported for a suspect action following the first Test in Galle, and was given 14 days to respond to the charges, which allowed him to play the second Test in Pallekele last week.
Peiris has picked up 38 wickets in 12 first-class matches at an average of 29.52, having made his debut for Badureliya Sports Club in 2016. He played for the Sri Lanka Board XI in both of England’s warm-up games before the Test series, picking up the wickets of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali in the first match.