By Bipin Dani
Dilshan Madushanka joined Lahiru Kumara on Sri Lanka’s injured list, with both fast-bowlers ruled out of the second Test to begin at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on Thursday.
The 20-year-old left-arm pacer has also sustained a hamstring injury.
Madushanka was not in the playing eleven in the first Test but he sustained the injury during training two days prior to the Test.
Both players have left the Bio-Secure Bubble (BSB) and team hotel.
The 24-year-old right arm fast bowler Kumara has a history of getting injured during the middle of a series and was partially out of the first Test because of injury.
“He (Lahiru) needs no surgery and can be managed with rehabilitation,” a source close to the team management said yesterday morning.
The selectors have added two members to the squad.
Chamika Karunaratne and Lakshan Sandakan will be joining the squad today.
The 25-year-old fast bowler Karunaratne and left-arm spinner were in Colombo but their PCR tests were negative and were given antigen tests before joining the squad.
The usual health protocols will be followed for their inclusion in the squad.
The second Test of the Walton Series begins on Thursday at the same venue.
The pitch for the second Test is likely to be different than the one where the first Test was played and ended in a dull draw.