Sri Lanka board announced that the right arm quick had picked up an ankle injury during the first Test against Australia at the Gabba and won’t be available for the Canberra Test.
“Dushmantha Chameera suffered an injury on his left ankle while bowling during the first Test match (and) will be out of the second Test. Both injured bowlers Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera will arrive home on Tuesday,” the board said in a statement.
The injuries to the two premier quicks is a big setback for Sri Lanka who were banking on this extra pace to unsettle Australian batting.
Kumara had earlier been ruled out of the second Test and the subsequent South Africa tour due to a hamstring injury he picked up in the first Test. Chameera is the third Sri Lankan pacer to break down in Australia after Nuwan Pradeep and Kumara both picked up hamstring injuries. All three pacers are the quickest Sri Lankan pacers and their injuries are a major a setback.
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