ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera ruled out, Dhananjaya de Silva named as replacement

AFP, Jun, 10 2017

Cardiff: Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva will replace injured team-mate Kusal Perera at the Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales, the International Cricket Council announced on Saturday.

Perera suffered a hamstring injury in Sri Lanka's seven-wicket victory over defending champions India at the Oval on Thursday.

In the process, he became the second Sri Lanka player after Chamara Kapugedera to withdraw from the tournament, featuring the world's top eight one-day international teams.

De Silva, a 25-year-old right-handed top-order batsman and an off-spinner, has represented Sri Lanka in 16 ODIs in which he has scored 334 runs and taken four wickets.

His last ODI was against South Africa at Centurion earlier this year and de Silva was added to Sri Lanka's Champions Trophy squad following the approval of the ICC's event technical committee.

Sri Lanka will play Group B rivals Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday, with the match now a virtual quarter-final for both teams.

Published Date: Jun 10, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 10, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115