Sri Lanka Middle order batsman Dhananjaya De Silva has been ruled out of the three match ODI series against India due to injury, Cricket Age learns. His participation in the T20I series is also doubtful, as he is scheduled to return Sri Lanka.
De Silva was the chief architect of Sri Lanka fighting in the third test against India at Delhi, suffered glute injury during his epic knock of 119. He retired hurt after his hundred and didn’t play in the first ODI at Dharamsala, which Sri Lanka won convincingly.
According to sources Selectors Won’t name his replacement, as there is no much time left, and T20 specialist players will also join the team soon. Anyways, Sri Lanka ODI squad has enough bench strength, With Kusal Perera and Sadeera Samarwikrama is other options.
Second ODI between India and Sri Lanka to be played at Mohali on December 13.