Avishka Fernando to miss Zimbabwe ODIs

Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2022

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Sri Lankan batter Avishka Fernando has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the upcoming 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Fernando tested positive following the PCR tests conducted today (8th January) prior to the forming of a bio-secure bubble for the upcoming ODIs against Zimbabwe.

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As a result, Fernando has been put into self-quarantine under the health guidelines of the medical authorities and will not join the rest of the Sri Lanka squad who are expected to enter the bio-secure bubble on Sunday.

The loss of Fernando will be massive as he is one of the in-form batters for Sri Lanka in ODIs. However, in-form Kusal Mendis, who is returning from suspension, is likely to take Fernando’s place in the squad.

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The 3 match ODI series, which is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, will commence on 16th January. All matches will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

The schedule of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka

DATE MATCH VENUE
16th January, 2022 01st ODI (Day Night) PICS, Kandy
18th January, 2022 02nd ODI (Day Night) PICS, Kandy
21st January, 2022 03rd ODI (Day Night) PICS, Kandy