All Rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, who sustained a left hamstring injury while fielding during the second T20I against West Indies, has been ruled out from the game for at least six weeks. Hasaranga has done an MRI scan on Saturday and the report is expected to come out on Tuesday.
Dashing wicket Keeper batsman Kusal Perera, who sustained an injury to his right middle finger while wicket keeping during the same match, is expected to be fit in two weeks.
Both Hasaranga and Kusal were in good form during the recently concluded ODI and T20 series against West Indies. While Hasaranga was adjudged man o the series for his all round showing in ODI series, Kusal played some sparkling knocks.
However, despite Hasaranga and Kusal heroics, Sri Lanka lost T20I series 2-0, largely due to strategic blunders, like preferring Shehan Jayasuriya over big hitting Bhanuka Rajapaksa and then sending him to bat at crucial number three position, not allowing Thisara Perera to bat higher up the order and not using Hasranga properly in the first match.
Now, Sri Lanka is scheduled to play two tests series against West Indies, starting March 18.