Dimuth Karunaratne doubtful for West Indies tour

Dimuth Karunaratne fractured a finger during the nets on Tuesday.

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Opener Dimuth Karunaratne is unlikely to travel to West Indies with the Sri Lankan squad after picking up a finger injury during the practice session was confirmed by the Lankan Board on Wednesday (2 May).  

Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three-match Test series in West Indies, starting with the first Test on 6 June at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, in Trinidad. They will also play a 3-day warm-up match before playing each other in the Tests that will begin from 30 May at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, in Trinidad.

However, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has yet to make any comment on whether Dimuth would join the Lankan squad in the West Indies for the series, but sources say that the 30-year-old is not likely to be fit even before the first Test.

Meanwhile, the left-hander would be examined by a specialist "to determine the injury management and return to play timeframe" through the advanced software used by football club Barcelona to supervise their injury-prone cricketers.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be certainly looking to rebuilding under their new coach Chandika Hathurusingha during their Windies tour following a series of humiliating defeats last year.

Here are the fixtures:

First Test -: Jun 06 - Jun 10, at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Second Test -: Jun 14 - Jun 18, at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Third and Final Test -: Jun 23 - Jun 27, at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


By Rashmi Nanda - 03 May, 2018

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