A prolonged glute injury forced Dhananjaya De Silva out of the preliminary squad for the ODI tri-series during Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, Cricket Age learns.
It has learnt that he has not fully recovered yet to resume the training, however is expected to be fit for the later part of the tour.
Dhananjaya was the main architect of Sri Lanka’s resolve against India in the third test at Feroz Shah Kotla, where he scored a magnificent 119, before retiring hurt due to injury. His partnership with Roshen Silva denied India a win, even after Sri Lanka was reeling at 147/5 at one stage.
Though, he was named in the ODI squad too against India, but couldn’t recover and eventually ruled out of the three match series, which Sri Lanka lost 2-1.
The tri-series in Bangladesh to commence on January 15 and final will be played on 27th January. Sri Lanka’s first match is scheduled on January 15 against Zimbabwe.