Dimuth Karunaratne has no probability to play the final Test against England

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne will possibly be missing the second match of the current ICC World Test Championship series against England, according to coach Mickey Arthur. After the 7-wicket loss in Galle, Arthur gave an inform on Karunaratane’s injury and said that the team management will take the final call soon.

Dimuth Karunaratne scored a century for Sri Lanka at The Wanderers Test against South Africa before the month. Sadly, under that knock, he is in pain with a hairline fracture in his left thumb. The skipper missed the first Test against England because of that pain, and he might miss the entire series now.

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After intimating Dimuth Karunaratane was improbable to feature in the second Test match, coach Arthur added:

“We will make a decision over the next day or two.”

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Dinesh Chandimal skipper the home team in Dimuth Karunaratne’s unless at the Galle International Stadium. While England controls Sri Lanka in the first innings, the Islanders gave the English side a run for their money in the second innings. Unhappily, Sri Lanka quite lost the game by 7 wickets.

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After a disastrous execution in the first innings, the Sri Lankan team jump back in the Galle Test. Opener Lahiru Thirimanne led the home side’s charge in the second innings with his first Test ton since 2013.
Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews assist him with a fifty each. Sadly, the other batsmen could not give much as England were set a 74-run target only. After the defeat, coach Mickey Arthur spoke about Kusal Mendis, who has 4 ducks to his name in his last 6 Test innings.
“He is under pressure. International batsmen, when not scoring, are always under the pump,” said Mickey Arthur.

 

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