Kusal Mendis added to Sri Lanka ODI squad

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Janith Perera has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lanka vs England ODI Series, due to a quadriceps injury, which he suffered during the 2nd ODI in Dambulla.


Perera, batting at number four made a 37-ball 30 in their team’s 31-run (D/L) loss last Saturday.

Kusal Mendis comes into the squad as the replacement. He was training and travelling with the original squad from the start of the series.

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He was dropped post Asia Cup after failing to score a half-century in his last 21 ODI innings. His last 50+ score in ODI cricket came against Zimbabwe in June 2017 against Zimbabwe.

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Meanwhile, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s premier Test batsman has also joined the squad as a cover batsman for the rest of the series.