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India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews won’t bowl, Chamara Kapugedara doubtful

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will not bowl in an ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match against India on Friday. Senior batsman Chamara Kapugedara also sustained a knee injury

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 07, 2017 20:46 IST
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Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews has not recovered fully from injury ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match against India.(Reuters)

There seems to be no end to Sri Lankan team’s miseries as their skipper Angelo Mathews will not be able to bowl against India during their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match on Friday.

To make matters worse, senior batsman Chamara Kapugedara also sustained a knee injury and hobbled out of the ground in considerable pain.

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Cricket Manager Asanka Gurusinha informed that Mathews will not be bowling and it will certainly affect the balance of the side.

Mathews is coming back from hamstring injury. “Angelo is playing against India but he will only be batting. He is still not fit enough to bowl. As far as Kapu (Kapugedara) is concerned, it looked bad and we are still not sure whether we can avail his services,” Gurusinha said from the sidelines of the Sri Lankan training on the eve of India match.

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It was learnt that Sri Lanka had already got two replacements, who were travelling with the team. “We brought 17 players. We have a left-hander Dhanushka Gunathilake and off-spinner Dilruwan Perera,” he said.

First Published: Jun 07, 2017 19:22 IST