Denly replaces injured Dawson in England ODI squad

All-rounder Joe Denly could make his first ODI appearance for nine years in Sri Lanka after Liam Dawson was ruled out.

England spinner Liam Dawson   -  Getty Images

Joe Denly has replaced the injured Liam Dawson in England's one-day international squad for the rest of the series in Sri Lanka.

Dawson is expected to be out for up to a month after suffering a side strain while bowling during Saturday's victory in the second match of the series in Dambulla.

The Hampshire spinner will fly home on Tuesday, with all-rounder Denly taking his place.

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Denly was included in the Test squad to take on Sri Lanka and returns to the ODI fold nine years after his last international appearance in the 50-over format.

The 32-year-old will offer another spin option for Eoin Morgan's top-ranked side and is set to arrive in Kandy on Wednesday, when England will attempt to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after the opening game was ruined by rain.

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