Dilhara Fernando drafted in for second Test – Cricket News Roundup – Part 1 – June 28, 2012

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Fernando last appeared for the national team in the Boxing Day clash against before picking up an injury. However, with other bowlers nursing injuries, the veteran has been drafted into the squad and could replace Nuwan Pradeep for the upcoming
game, which begins from June 30.
“If Pradeep is rested his place is likely to go to either Thisara Perera or Fernando," said chairman of selectors The Lankans are already 1-0 up in the series after thumping the tourists by a whopping 209-run margin.
Australian legendary spinner,, has tipped England to beat his former side when the two meet in the upcoming five-one dayers, starting from June 29 at Lord’s.
Warne feels that while the England team has been weakened by the premature retirement of, they still remain a dominant force, especially at home. The Poms recently defeated West Indies in the three-match ODI series, stretching their unbeaten
home winning streak to six.
“England are clear favourites despite being world No 1,” Warne said. “It’s pretty hard to look past England. They’ve won six home one-day series in a row.”

The Windies will tackle the Kiwis in two T20Is at Florida before locking horns in 5 ODIs and two Test matches. Their recent performances have been poor which included a winless two-month tour of England.
However, believes that the team will be eager to perform well in their upcoming bouts and get much needed confidence under their belt.
“I don't believe the ball is going to move around as much as it did in, so I think the guys will relish conditions here. It's a little bit humid but it's what we're accustomed to," said the former West Indies captain.



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