Sri Lanka have asked rookie pacer Kanishka Alvitigala along with Dhammika Prasad to join the struggling team in South Africa. Earlier it was reported that Nuwan Kulasekara was going to fly with Prasad to South Africa but the former's name was canceled by the Sri Lankan Sports Ministry.
Kanishka Alvitigala is a 25-year-old pacer who stands tall at more than 6ft. This rookie fast bowler is yet to play any international cricket and so far has the experience of taking 51 wickets in 25 first class games. It is learnt that Alvitigala bowls at a brisk speed of 135-140 kmph. He along with Dhammika Prasad are expected to be ready for the Boxing Day Test which is at Durban.