Injured Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of Australia series

DN Bureau

Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of their upcoming two-match Test series against Australia owing to a hamstring injury.

Nuwan Pradeep
Nuwan Pradeep

London: Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of their upcoming two-match Test series against Australia owing to a hamstring injury.

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The 32-year-old had sustained the injury during Sri Lanka’s warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI, earlier this week. After the scans, it was revealed that the player is diagnosed with a grade-one strain in his left hamstring and is doubtful for the upcoming South Africa series as well, ESPNcricinfo reported.

After Pradeep’s ouster, Sri Lanka are left with a bowling contingent that includes Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha and Dushmantha Chameera.

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Sri Lanka are slated to play their first Test against Australia on January 24 followed by the second match on February 1. (ANI)

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