Sri Lanka’s Gunathilaka ruled out of Asia Cup

Last Updated: Sep 14 2018 13:02

CRICKET- Sri Lanka squad suffered another major setback on Thursday after its opening batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka was ruled of the Asia Cup with a back injury.

He suffered the injury during practice and will return back to Sri Lanka.

Left-handed batsman, Shehan Jayasuriya, will replace Gunathilaka in the 16 member squad.

On Monday, Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dinesh Chandimal was withdrawn from the tournament as he is still recovering from a finger injury he suffered during a domestic Twenty20 match.

Six nation Asia Cup starts in Dubai from Saturday.