Sri Lankan opening batter Pathum Nissanka is set to miss the upcoming Bangladesh Test series due to a back injury.
23-year-old Nissanka, who missed the second Test against India last month due to the same injury, hasn’t yet recovered, thus will not make the 18-member touring squad named for the Bangladesh Test series.
In-form top order batter Oshada Fernando, who had a great run in the recently concluded National Super League Four Day tournament, is likely to open the batting alongside Dimuth Karunaratne in the absence of Nissanka.
Sri Lanka Test squad for Bangladesh Series (subject to approval from the Sports Minister):
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Kamil Mishara, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya and Suminda Lakshan.
The 2-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played from 15th May to 27th May in Chattogram & Dhaka in Bangladesh.