Dilshan to miss ODIs with sore back

Opening batsman suffered injury ahead of third match against New Zealand

Gulf News

Hambantota, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been ruled out of the last two One Day Internationals against New Zealand with a sore back, team manager Charith Senanayake said on Friday.

“Dilshan strained his lower back during a warm-up session ahead of the third one-day at Pallekele on Tuesday and he batted with pain-killers,” Senanayake said.

“He has will not play in the two remaining games.”

Dilshan’s unbeaten century powered Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on Tuesday and the hosts lead the five-match series 2-0.

Dinesh Chandimal is expected to take Dilshan’s place in the team for the remaining one-dayers on Saturday and Monday.

Loading...
SPORT PICTURE OF THE DAY: June 27, 2017


Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook poses for photos with his 2017 NBA most valuable player award during the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36..

USA TODAY SPORTS