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Injury streak continues for Sri Lanka. Skipper doubtful to play the remaining ODIs

Injury streak continues for Sri Lanka. Skipper doubtful to play the remaining ODIs

India’s tour to Sri Lanka has been spectacular till now and we are just few days away that the boys will white wash the opposition in the ODI’s as well. On one hand, where Indian team is having the best time of the year, the Lankan team is having a very hard phase. Sri Lanka stand-in captain Chamara Kapugedera’s participation has been thrown into doubt after he aggravated a back injury during the previous cricket match against India on Sunday. He has not trained since the third One-Day International (ODI) where he was nursing a stiff back but had batted and fielded in that game.

Kapugedara will become the fifth Sri Lanka batsman to become unavailable if he cannot make the final XI. Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal was out with a fractured finger while wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera and batting all-rounder Asela Gunaratne had been ruled out of the series with injury. Danushka Gunathilaka is also nursing a shoulder strain (though there remains a small possibility he could recover in time for the next match), and Upul Tharanga has been suspended due to a slow over rate.

“I was talking to the physio and he (Kapugedera) hasn’t been ruled out quite yet,” cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha was quoted as saying by espncricinfo on Tuesday.

“He’s being treated. Only five or six guys are training tonight, so anyway we gave him a break. We’ll most probably look at it tomorrow (Wednesday) at training tomorrow afternoon. If he doesn’t train tomorrow then definitely he is out,” he added. The final call on his involvement will be taken in 24 hours, it has been learnt.

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