Sunday, April 5, 2015

Worcestershire sign Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake

Worcestershire have signed Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake as a short-term replacement for Saeed Ajmal.

Ajmal, may not be available until later in the season after being named in Pakistan's squad for the tour of Bangladesh starting next week.

Off-spinner Senanayake, has played one Test and 45 one-day internationals.

He appeared in five ODIs against England last summer, but was banned from bowling in July because of an illegal action.

Senanayake, who has never played county cricket, was cleared to return in December after remodelling his action.

Senanayake's statistics
Senanayake has played 45 ODIs and 17 T20s for his country - and one Test, when he was on the opposing team to Saeed Ajmal against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in December 2013. He has taken 376 first-class wickets in 71 matches at an average of 19.69.