Gunaratne participation in India tests not confirmed yet

Written by Rohit Pawar

Inclusion of Sri Lanka’s allrounder Asela Gunaratne into the test squad against India is still not confirmed, as first he will have to pass fitness test, Cricket Age learns.

“His participation in India tests is not confirmed yet” Sri Lanka Chief Selector Graeme Labrooy told Cricket Age.

It has learnt that before any possibility to join test squad, Gunaratne will play Emerging Trophy Match on Wednesday to test fitness level. Only after that, he will be considered for the selection, even though he has been named as standby for the test team.

Gunaratne has not played for Sri Lanka since July, when he broke his hand during the first test against India at Pallekele.

A dashing right-handed middle order batsman and a handy bowler, he has been Sri Lanka’s most successful player since last one and half year.

After playing the first Test in Kolkata from November 16-20, the teams move to Nagpur for the second, which starts on November 24. The final Test will be played in Delhi between December 2-6.

The last time Sri Lanka played test matches in India was seven years back in 2009, a three-match series, that they lost 0-2. This time around, Sri Lanka to play 3 tests, 3 ODI’s and 3 T20s.

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