Jeffrey Vandersay ’’doubtful’’ for first Test

2 March 2022 07:09 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka's 32-year-old leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay is "doubtful" for the first Test match against India.

He twisted his ankle in the third and the final T-20I at Dharamshala last week and had to leave the field. His over was completed by fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne.

Earlier, team management was considering sending him back to Sri Lanka, but it was decided to allow him to stay in India.

On Wednesday morning, the team had a full training session, where Vandersay attended some training sessions but the team management may not be willing to take the risk of playing him, at least for the first Test, it is learnt.

In another development, on the request of few players, U-19 coach Avishka Gunawardene, the Under 19 coach, has also been retained for the Tests, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) source confirmed.

"He was scheduled to return home with the T-20 players (captain Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamil Mishara, Janith Liyanage and Shiran Fernando) on Tuesday night but now we have asked him to be with the Test team,” the source said.  By Bipin Dani


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