India vs Sri Lanka: SLC confirms injured Kusal Perera to miss entire series

Jul 16, 2021 12:47 PM IST

The wicketkeeper-batsman will play no part in the upcoming series due to a shoulder sprain.

Formr Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera will miss the entire limited-overs series against India due to an injury, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Friday. The wicketkeeper-batsman will play no part in the upcoming series due to a shoulder sprain. The two teams will play three ODIs and three T20Is.

Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera.(AP)

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka fast bowler Binura Fernando will also miss the entire ODI series against India due to a sprained ankle he suffered during training.

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"Kusal Janith Perera will not be able to take part in the ODI and the T20I series against India owing to an injury. The wicket-Keeper batsman suffered a right shoulder sprain during training," SLC said in a statement.

"Fast Bowler Binura Fernando sprained his left ankle during a practice session held yesterday (15th July, 2021). It's a lateral ligament sprain. Fernando will be unavailable for the ODI series of the India Tour of Sri Lanka," it added.

The India vs Sri Lanka series will kick off from July 18th. India will be led by Shikhar Dhawan in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who both are in the UK for the upcoming Test series against England.

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