Achini Kulasuriya Survives Serious Head Injury Scare

Achini Kulasuriya Survives Serious Head Injury Scare

Achini Kulasuriya Survives Serious Head Injury Scare

Achini Kulasuriya has been cleared of a serious injury after being struck on the head during the T20 World Cup warm-up match against South Africa.

Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has been hit on the top of her head after having misjudged a skied catch by South Africa’s Chloe Tryon while fielding. The ball hit Kulasuriya’s head pretty hard which made her motionlessly lay face down for several minutes. 

Her teammates, as well as the batters, all rushed to her aid. Medical personnel also rushed to the field to take her out with a stretcher. Tryon, on the other hand, was distressed and stood close by as Kulasuriya was being taken out by a stretcher. The other players reassured her that she was not to be blamed for the incident. The match was called off afterwards. 

Kulasuriya was wheeled by an ambulance towards the Royal Adelaide Hospital where she underwent some tests. She was discharged later that afternoon and was able to return to the hotel where she and her teammates were staying. 

The 29-year-old player remains to be under observation even after she had been cleared off of a head injury. 

Despite the match being called off, the Sri Lankan team lost by 41 wickets and is bound to face against England in another warm-up clash. The Lions are set to compete against New Zealand in their opening match of the Women's T20 World Cup in Perth on February 22. To further understand T20 matches, head over to Betwala. 

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