India tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera ruled out of ODI, T20I Series Against India

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Friday that wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera will be unable to participate in the upcoming ODI and the T20I series against India due to a sprained right shoulder.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Friday that wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera will be unable to participate in the upcoming ODI and the T20I series against India due to a sprained right shoulder. The batsman had faced a right shoulder sprain during training. After Niroshan Dickwella was suspended for breaking the bio-bubble in England, Kusal Perera was Sri Lanka’s top pick as a wicket-keeper batsman.

The 30-year-old has scored 3,071 runs in 107 ODIs and 1,347 runs in 50 international T20 matches. Perera was the captain of the Sri Lanka team in England, but due to a central contractual dispute between the players and the cricket team, Dasun Shanaka was appointed captain of the Lanka team.

Sri Lanka recently toured England for three ODIs and three T20Is matches, but the Lankan team failed to win a single match against England as they suffered a 3-0 defeat in T20Is and a 2-0 loss in the ODI series, and the cricketers returned backed to Sri Lanka on Tuesday night.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) also confirmed that fast bowler Binura Fernando sprained his left ankle during a practice session held on Thursday, and because of which  Fernando will also be unavailable for the ODI series of India.

As per the revised schedule, the Indian tour of Sri Lanka comprises of 3 ODIs, and as many T20Is will now be played on July 18, 20, and 23. While the three T20Is will go ahead on July 25, 27, and 29.

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