Dimuth, Kusal, Minod, Lahiru & Nuwan released from 2nd Test

2021-01-19 at 18:57

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and four other national players have been released by the National Selectors for the 2nd Test against England.

Sri Lanka Cricket said Dimuth Karunaratne will miss the 2nd Test due to injury.

Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Kumara, and Nuwan Pradeep have also been released from the ongoing Test series.

The five players will return to training at the High-Performance Centre in Colombo.

SLC said in the absence of Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal will continue to Captain the team in the 2nd Test match that starts on Friday at the Galle International Stadium.

England won the 1st Test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets.