Rajapaksa decides to take a vacation from ODI cricket as Sri Lanka names its team for the series against Afghanistan

Bhanuka Rajapaksa has pulled out of Sri Lanka's ODI series against Afghanistan . The baseball star has demanded a break from the 50-over format .

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, a potent baseballer, has pulled out of the Afghanistan series, demanding rest from ODIs, according to Sri Lanka's announcement of the squad.Sri Lanka had initially selected a 16-player squad for the three-match series against Afghanistan.However, Bhanuka Rajapaksa was forced to be dropped from the team shortly after the announcement because he wanted to take a sabbatical from the 50-over format, which Sri Lanka Cricket complied with.Dunith Wellalage, a left-arm orthodox bowler, has retained his place in the squad after an excellent debut against Australia earlier this season, taking 9 wickets in five matches, averaged 22.33.

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