Sri Lanka’s Avishka Fernando carried in stretcher following ankle hit
Sri Lanka have suffered yet another threat ahead of the 2019 World Cup as opener Avishka Fernando sustained an injury during the warm-up meet against South Africa at Cardiff on Friday.
Apparently he has suffered an ankle injury. During South Africa’s batting, Fernando slipped while fielding and landed awkwardly on his side.
The team physios rushed into the sight; the opener had eventually been taken out of the field carried by a stretcher as he was unable to walk.
Scan report showed a minor ankle injury later on; he was expected to make a quick recovery.
Fernando is in great touch of form making 74 in the ODI against Scotland.
Sri Lanka take on New Zealand in their World Cup opener on June 1.
Sri Lanka and South Africa are engaged in preparation clash ahead of the marquee event.
South Africa made a good start after the Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne opted to bowl first. Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram launched the flying start blowing away Sri Lankan bowlers.
A potential blow for Sri Lanka as Avishka Fernando has been stretched off during his side’s game against South Africa.
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