Injured Angelo Mathews ruled out of ODI against South Africa
Sri Lanka's injury-prone skipper Angelo Mathews has ruled himself out of bowling during the one-day internationals against South Africa which start Sunday.
"We would like to play better cricket than what we have been doing in limited overs," Mathews said ahead of the first ODI at Dambulla.
"We started very well in the Test series, and hope we can continue with the momentum in the ODIs."
Mathews, who has taken 114 wickets in 196 ODIs, said he will not risk himself against South Africa.
Gunathilaka, 27, was slapped with the ban for breaching player rules during the 2nd Test as police investigated the alleged rape of a Norwegian woman in his hotel room. The batsman has not been accused of rape, but a friend has been charged.
All-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya, 26, is expected to replace Gunathilaka, while uncapped Prabath Jayasuriya was brought in to the squad.
The five-match ODI series ends on August 12 in Colombo. A one-off Twenty20 is to be played in Colombo on August 14.
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