Kusal Perera to miss Galle Test against England

Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera will be sidelined in the first Test against England happened to be in Galle due to a finger injury.


The 29-year old received a blow in the middle finger of his right hand during the second T20 international against West Indies last week.

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Sri Lanka team manager Asantha de Mel said,

“Kusal’s finger is a minor bone disorder. It didn’t hurt the bone.”

Perera last appeared in the longest format for Sri Lanka in August last year against New Zealand.

The first Test between England and Sri Lanka will start on March 19. The second and final Test is due to begin on March 27 in Colombo. It is reported that Perera could return in the second match of the series.

On the other hand, Wanindu Hasaranga will also be sidelined for both Test matches due to hamstring injuries.

“The disability of Wanidu’s thigh is quite big,” added De Mel. “As a result, the doctors have advised him to rest for six weeks.”


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