Sri Lanka vs India: Kusal Perera ruled out of whole series, Binura Fernando to miss ODIs
Sri Lanka-India series to get underway on July 18.
Updated - Jul 16, 2021 12:55 pm
All has certainly been not moving fine around the Sri Lanka-India series which is all set to take place from July 18. The white ball series consists of three ODIs which will be followed by as many ODIs. Already problems were hovering over the series and in the latest turn of events, the home team has been dealt with worrisome information.
Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the entire series against India owing to an injury and fast bowler Binura Fernando has been ruled out of the ODI series owing to an ankle sprain. A lateral ligament sprain has been reported for the bowler which won’t allow him to ply his trade in the three-match ODI series.
SLC informed about the Sri Lanka cricketers
🚨Kusal Perera will not be able to take part in the ODI and the T20I series against India owing to an injury.
🚨Binura Fernando sprained his left ankle during a practice session. Fernando will be unavailable for the ODI series.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 16, 2021
It has to be noted that Sri Lanka were on their tour to England before they came back to home and suffered a terrible loss against the English side across formats. After coming back from there, English side reported several COVID-19 cases across camps and it pushed the scare on the Lankan side as well. It was only after few days that staff members of the SL team tested positive and the series got delayed.
Sri Lanka side would be keen on making a mark against India
The series which was originally scheduled for July 13, moved to 17 July and now eventually, it will start from July 18, Sunday. The Lanka side would be keen on making their mark and get back their lost reputation in the world of cricket. On the other hand, A relatively younger squad of India under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan would be trying its best to make their island tour a rememberable one.
As India’s main team is on the tour of the UK, a younger squad comprising of six uncapped Indians has been sent for the white-ball duties. While Dhawan would lead the side, former legendary batsman Rahul Dravid has been handed over the duties of head coach. Dravid has been exemplary in working with the young talents of India for quite some time now.