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5 Sri Lankan bowlers who were called for chucking

Shubham Khare
Modified 23 Jul 2017, 19:29 IST
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#2 Sachitra Senanayake

England v Sri Lanka - 5th ODI: Royal London One-Day Series
Sachitra Senanayake

The off-spinner was touted as the next big thing in Sri Lankan cricket and was a regular in the ODI and T20I sides. He was known for his miserly bowling and the variations made it tough for the batsmen to score runs off him that was evident in his ODI economy rate of 4.76.

He was reported for having an illegal action in 2014 on Sri Lanka's A tour to England but later got clearance by the ICC's biomechanical testing. But later that year, when Sri Lanka toured England for an ODI series, he was reported by the umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould in a match at Lord's.

Senanayake had to go through the tests once more but this time, he didn't get a nod from ICC and was subsequently banned from bowling in international cricket. The right-hander came back to the scheme of things with a remodelled action in 2015 but didn't prove to be as effective that has kept him out of the Lankan side for quite a while.

Published 23 Jul 2017, 11:23 IST
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