Gunathilaka ruled out of Asia Cup

Published : 9:06 am  September 14, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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IMG_806By Champika Fernando reporting from Dubai

Sri Lanka suffered a major blow ahead of their opening Asia Cup encounter against Bangladesh after opener Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out with a back injury. 

The left-hander will be replaced by Shehan Jayasuriya in the side. Jayasuriya is expected to join the side today (Friday) while Gunathilaka will take a return flight this morning ending his Asia Cup campaign prematurely.
“Unfortunately we will have to send him back due to a lower back injury,” Team Manager Charith Senanayake confirmed. 

“Shehan (Jayasuriya) will be flown in as replacement. This is bit unfortunate as he has just returned to the side,” Senanayake added.


The 2014 champions had their second training session last evening at the Dubai Sports City and will have their final training session today ahead of the curtain raiser on Saturday.