Kusal Perera Discharged From Hospital after collision, Can Bat if Needed
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WI Vs SL, 2018: Kusal Perera Discharged From Hospital After Collision, Can Bat if Needed

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Kusal Perera. Photo Credit: Reuters.

Sri Lanka’s southpaw batsman Kusal Perera has been discharged from Bridgetown hospital after he was rushed to the medical institution. Fortunately, Perera was cleared after his scans came out.

The left-handed batsman is advised to take rest. However, he can bat if it will be required by the Sri Lankan team.

Perera had faced an injury scare while trying to field the ball at the boundary ropes on day three of the third and final Test match.

Kusal had collided with the advertising hoardings installed beyond the boundary line. In fact, Perera has faced a plethora of injuries in the recent past which has kept him out of action.

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Kusal Perera was taken to the hospital. Credits: AFP

Perera can bat if required by the team:

“KJP was discharged from the hospital after scans cleared him. He went back to the ground. Perera has been cleared, but has been advised to rest. He will bat if required tomorrow,” a Sri Lanka Cricket official told Cricbuzz.

The incident took place soon after, Windies number 11 batsman Shannon Gabriel played a lofted shot on the bowling of off-spinner Dilruwan Perera.

Perera, who was fielding at long-on tried to take a diving catch. However, he crashed into the hoarding before an ambulance was pressed into a service.

WI Vs SL, 2018: Kusal Perera Discharged From Hospital After Collision, Can Bat if Needed
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Kusal Perera was hit on the face and ribs. Thus, he laid motionless for a couple of minutes before the Lankan team doctor rushed to the scene to attend him.

Consequently, the top-order batsman Perera was then rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka required 63 more runs to level the series with five wickets in hand. Thus, Perera’s services could be required. The Windies team is currently leading the three-match series 1-0.

At stumps, the visitors were 81 for five after bundling out Windies on 93.

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