He suffered an injury on the last day of the Rawalpindi Test against Pakistan where he bowled only six overs.
Kasun Rajitha, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler, will not play in the second Test against Pakistan which will begin on December 19 at the National Stadium in Karachi after suffering an injury. He suffered it during the last day of the first Test at Rawalpindi where he bowled only six overs and took one wicket. After that, he walked off the field and didn’t return.
During the presentation ceremony, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s captain, stated the reasons for Rajitha walking off the field. Unfortunately, Rajitha was the second Sri Lankan player to be ruled out of the series following Suranga Lakmal who was unable to play long before the series began.
According to reports, the selectors are yet to name Rajitha’s replacement for the final Test match. If no player can be named, the team could opt to play with whoever is available at the time who is already on the team. If the captain does opt for three specialist seamers, then 22-year-old Asitha Fernando is likely to get selected. The pacer has experience of one ODI and was initially roped in as Lakmal’s replacement.
Rajitha getting ruled out means that Sri Lanka now have two pacers- Vishwa Fernando and Lahiru Kumara- who have played Test cricket before. The Lankans also have the spin options in Lasith Embuldeniya and chinaman Lakshan Sandakan.
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