Kusal Perera called up to Sri Lanka Test squad

23 May 2016 09:16 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Kusal Janith Perera is set to join the Sri Lankan Test squad as a replacement for the injured Dhammika Prasad, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced.

Perera will head to England as soon as his visa formalities are taken care of, the cricket board said.

The 25-year-old, who last played a Test against India in August-September 2015, was provisionally suspended for testing positive for a banned substance. ICC subsequently withdrew all the charges, making Perera eligible to play international cricket again.

Prasad, suffering from a shoulder injury, missed the first Test against England and was later called back to Sri Lanka to undergo further treatment. Sanath Jayasuriya, the chief selector, said Perera was chosen as a replacement as the Sri Lankan squad had plenty of bowling options.

 Sri Lanka lost the first Test at Headingley, Leeds by an innings and 88 runs. The second Test is scheduled to start on Friday (May 27), and it remains to be seen of Perera is available for selection.

  Comments - 8

  • chux Monday, 23 May 2016 04:38 PM

    We know you are lack of match practice pls perform to keep our nation's image

    Sharon Monday, 23 May 2016 05:12 PM

    All the best putha. Just keep in mind it is not T20

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 23 May 2016 05:25 PM

    Now don't expect miracles from Kusal, immediately. He WILL deliver, that's for sure!

    Aba Jayasekera Tuesday, 24 May 2016 04:40 AM

    Great, Kusal. While we do not expect miracles, we hope you bring down Anderson and Broad down to earth!

    Roman Monday, 23 May 2016 11:01 AM

    Lets go Kusal, time for retaliation!! Ben Stokes ta adenna gahamu!! good luck!

    Rosh Monday, 23 May 2016 11:09 AM

    Good selection via DM Android App

    Damitha Aus Monday, 23 May 2016 12:10 PM

    Is he going to be opening bowler?

    Asiri Monday, 23 May 2016 12:51 PM

    good luck kusal via DM Android App

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