SRI LANKA TOUR OF BANGLADESH, 2018
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Asela Gunaratne sustained an damage to his right arm © Getty
Asela Gunaratne, the Sri Lanka all-rounder, has been ruled out of the two Twenty20 Internationals towards Bangladesh thanks to an damage to his right arm. The 32-year-old sustained the damage “though diving all through just one of the fielding drills and finding his arm caught in an uncomfortable place,” mentioned an SLC media launch on Thursday (February 15), which extra that Gunaratne will return to Colombo the place he will endure an MRI scan before beginning his rehabilitation.
Gunaratne’s damage is the newest blow for Sri Lanka who will also overlook the providers of Kusal Perera as the batsman experienced a facet pressure all through the tri-nation sequence. While the Sri Lanka selectors named Kusal Mendis as the alternative for Perera, they will not likely be naming any for Gunaratne. The travelers are also without having confined-overs skipper Angelo Mathews who was forced to return dwelling early thanks to a hamstring damage.
Final year, Gunaratne experienced fractured his left thumb all through the Check sequence towards India and experienced to endure a reconstructive medical procedures which retained him out of action for near to five months.
The initial T20I in between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka receives underway at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on February 15. The next and last match of the sequence will be performed at the Sylhet Global Cricket Stadium on February 18.