SRI LANKA TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2019
Cricbuzz Employees • Final up to date on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019, 05:28 PM
Perera sustained an damage in his left hamstring whereas fielding in the course of the rain-affected third ODI. © Getty
A day after conceding the continuing ODI sequence to South Africa, Sri Lanka suffered a large setback with batsman Kusal Perera being dominated out of the rest of the sequence.
Perera sustained an damage in his left hamstring whereas fielding in the course of the rain-affected third ODI on Sunday (March 10) that the guests misplaced by 71 runs on DLS methodology. On account of the damage, Perera didn’t bat in Sri Lanka’s unsuccessful chase.
Sri Lanka Cricket have determined towards naming a substitute. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen if Perera can get better in time for the three-match T20I sequence that follows, the squad for which is but to be introduced.
Perera was the chief architect of Sri Lanka’s Durban heist, hitting an unbeaten 153 within the fourth innings to assist the guests win the thrilling Take a look at sequence opener by only one wicket. Sri Lanka went on to win the second Take a look at as properly and register a historic sequence sweep. Since then, although, Perera hasn’t fairly loved the identical success with the bat within the limited-overs format.
Sri Lanka have misplaced all three one-dayers on the bounce to concede the sequence Zero-Three to the hosts. The fourth and fifth video games of the lifeless rubber are attributable to be performed in Port Elizabeth and Cape City respectively, earlier than the T20I sequence kicks off on March 19.