Sri Lanka vs England 2018: Akila Dananjaya Likely to Miss Third Test
Sri Lanka spinner, Akila Dananjaya is likely to miss the third Test of the ongoing three-match series against England in Colombo. Meanwhile, the off-spinner recently got reported for a suspect bowling action following Sri Lanka’s first Test against England. However, he is set to travel to Brisbane for biometrical testing of his bowling action.
Akila to travel to Brisbane for biometrical testing
Moreover, Sri Lanka team manager, Jeryl Woutersz said the 25-year-old would leave for the bowling action test after the second match. He also added Dananajaya might not come back in the time for the third Test.
“We’re hoping to get Akila down to Colombo the day the second Test ends and send him on from there. At this stage, it doesn’t seem like he will be able to be back in time for the third Test.” Jeryl Woutersz said.
However, Sri Lanka is trailing the ongoing Test series against England 0-1, as they had lost the opening game by 211 runs. Meanwhile, Akila Dananjaya had a good ODI series against the English, as he had claimed nine wickets from five ODIs.
Furthermore, the right arm spinner had made his Test debut against Bangladesh in February 2018. He had an excellent tour, as he had bagged eight wickets on his debut match. It also included a five-for in the second essay of the game against the Tigers.
In addition to, Dananjaya couldn’t put up a great show in the first Test match of the series. He only managed to pick up two wickets from both the innings and had scored 0 and eight runs, respectively from both the essays.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is currently playing the second Test of the three-match Test series. England, after winning the toss elected to bat first. They post a score of 120 runs with the loss of four wickets before the lunch was called. Akila Dananjaya picked up the wicket of Rory Burns who was playing at 43.