Lahiru Kumara ruled out of Bangladesh Tests due to hamstring injury

D Karunaratne is on the crease having scored a double century with D de Silva along with him at 150 not out.
SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 24 April 2021 7:51 pm

Sri Lanka seamer Lahiru Kumara has been ruled out of the ongoing Bangladesh Tests in Sri Lanka. The 24-year-old suffered an hamstring injury while fielding on Day 3 of the 1st Test in Pallekele. Sri Lanka is currently trailing by 44 runs in the Session 3 of Day 4.

Injury woes continue for Kumara

Lahiru Kumara sustained the injury in the ongoing 1st Test against Bangladesh. Kumara bowled 28 overs in first innings, claiming figures of 1/88. When taken for MRI scans on Friday, SLC confirmed the presence of injury. With his exit, Sri Lanka is left with only three bowlers for the second innings, including Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando and Wanindu Hasaranga.

This is the second time in a period of five to six months, Kumara will be unable to complete a Test match due to injury. The 24-year-old was unable to complete the Boxing Day Test in centurion last year, suffering a groin injury.

Sri Lanka will be starting the second Test against Bangladesh from Thursday, April 29.