India vs Sri Lanka: Injured Nuwan Pradeep Likely to Miss 2nd Test
Nuwan Pradeep was rendered doubtful on the eve of the Colombo Test and in all likelyhood fit-again Dushmantha Chameera will replace him in the playing eleven.
- Press Trust of India
- Updated: August 19, 2015 10:32 PM IST
Sri Lankan medium-pacer Nuwan Pradeep is likely to miss the second cricket Test against India, starting here tomorrow as he is yet to fully recover from a hamstring injury.
Pradeep was rendered doubtful on Wednesday and in all likelyhood fit-again Dushmantha Chameera will replace him in the playing eleven. (2nd Test preview)
"Nuwan Pradeep is struggling a little bit, so we have to wait and see. Most likely he will be out of this Test," Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews told reporters in the pre-match conference.
"But Dushmantha is back now. Unfortunately, he got injured when he played his first game against Pakistan. He has got a lot of pace and bowls 145-plus consistently. He is a very exciting prospect and I am extremely happy to have him back fit," Mathews said.
Rangana Herath also did not practice today but Mathews brushed aside any doubts and said the leg-spinner is fit to play.
"Herath is fine. He was just rested for today," the Sri Lankan captain said.