Sri Lanka vs India 2021: Kusal Perera Ruled Out Of The Entire Series Due To Injury; Binura Fernando To Miss The ODI Series Due To A Sprained Ankle
Kusal Perera. (Credits: Twitter)

In what is a body blow to Sri Lanka, the duo of wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Janith Perera and fast bowler Binura Fernando have been ruled out of the upcoming white-ball assignment against India.

The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India will lock horns with hosts Sri Lanka in a series of three ODIs and as many T20Is from July 18.

The ODI series will get underway from 18th July in Colombo and both Kusal Perera and Binura Fernando have been ruled out of the rubber due to their respective injuries.

Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera. (Photo: Twitter)

While Kusal Perera will miss both the ODI and T20I series against Team India, Binura Fernando is likely to get fit in time before the three-match T20I series gets underway from July 25.

Sri Lankan Cricket confirmed the development via an official press release on Friday [July 16].

The press release stated that Kusal Perera suffered a sprain in his right shoulder during training, thus ruling him out of both the ODI and T20I assignments.

‘’Kusal Janith Perera will not be able to take part in the ODI and the T20I series against India owing to an injury. The Wicket-Keeper Batsman suffered a right shoulder sprain during training,’’ said SLC via an official press release.

Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera, Binura Fernando
Binura Fernando [Image-Getty]
As far as Binura Fernando is concerned, the SLC informed that the fast bowler sprained his left ankle during a practice session on Thursday [July 15].

The sprain was later confirmed as a lateral ligament sprain, thereby ruling the pacer out of the ODI series.

‘’Fast Bowler Binura Fernando sprained his left ankle during a practice session held yesterday (15th July, 2021). It’s a lateral ligament sprain. Fernando will be unavailable for the ODI series of the India Tour of Sri Lanka,’’ said the SLC press release.

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