Sri Lanka’s dashing left-handed batsman Kusal Perera has been declared fit to play in Galle test starting from tomorrow, Cricket Age reliably learns. Perera had suffered an injury after a nasty crash while fielding during the third test against West Indies recently. Though, he came to bat on day five of that test and eventually played one of the most remarkable test knock of his career to guide Sri Lanka to a historic win.
The incident took place, when Perera hurt himself while trying to take a catch at long-on boundary and had to be taken off the ground in an ambulance during the third day of the third Test at Bridgetown.
The incident happened in the 29th over of the Windies’ second innings when Perera made an attempt to catch a slog from Shannon Gabriel but lost his control and crashed onto the advertising hoardings. He fell on his front-side and writhed in pain.
He immediately signalled for assistance clutching his chest following which he was taken to hospital.
Later Perera had been cleared of any serious injury, however, selectors included him in the test squad against South Africa, subject to fitness.
His availability for the Galle test is a big boost for Sri Lanka, as in last one year he has emerged as one of the most improved player in the side.