Dubai (September 14, 2018): Sri Lankan team suffers of a major setback just before Asia Cup, which will start tomorrow in UAE.
Sri Lankan team’s opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka suffered a back injury during practice and was ruled out of the upcoming Asian Cup tournament, dealing a major blow to the islanders. According to Sri Lanka Cricket, the left-handed batsman, will return home from Dubai where he suffered a lower-back injury during practice. He will be replaced by another left-handed batsman Shehan Jayasuriya.
The tournament opens on Saturday in Dubai, with the opening match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which will start at 4:30 pm PST.Earlier Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dinesh Chandimal was withdrawn from the 16-member squad after he injured a finger during a domestic T20 match.
Sri Lankan Squad for Asia Cup:
Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.