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Anderson and Sorensen receive Ireland call-up

By Ian Callender

John Anderson and Max Sorensen have been called into the Ireland squad for this week's KPC Group one-day internationals against Sri Lanka at Malahide on Thursday and Saturday.

They replace Niall O'Brien, who has a tear of his left calf and is expected to be out for up to six weeks, and Stuart Thompson, who has withdrawn from the squad for personal reasons.

The Eglinton all-rounder also missed his club's Senior Cup game on Saturday and the North West Warriors inter-provincial Cup match on Sunday.

It's still unlikely that Anderson, who had yet to play against a Full member nation, will add to his 17 caps but, depending on the Malahide surface, Sorensen could play his 13th ODI, leaving Barry McCarthy waiting to make his debut.

The O'Neill's Ulster Cup and Shield quarter-final draws, scheduled for yesterday, will now be made today.

ΩEngland had to settle for a 2-0 series win after the final day of the third Test at Lord's was rained off. Only 12.2 overs were possible, with Sri Lanka reaching 78-1 in pursuit of the unlikely 362 they required to win.

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