Sri Lanka opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka ruled out of Asia Cup due to back injury

Sport360 staff 22:55 13/09/2018
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Sri Lanka's Dhanushka Gunathilaka injured himself on Thursday

Sri Lanka have been dealt a blow with opening batman Danushka Gunathilaka ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a back injury.

The 27-year-old suffered the lower-back injury during practice at the ICC Academy in Dubai and will now fly home to receive treatment. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board have now called up left-handed batsman Shehan Jayasuriya into the squad.

On Monday, Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dinesh Chandimal withdrew from the squad after injuring his finger during a domestic T20 match.

Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.

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