India vs Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath ruled out of Delhi Test due to back trouble, Jeffrey Vandersay called up

Rangana Herath will fly back to Sri Lanka on Thursday. Jeffery Vandersay has been called up, he has played 11 ODIs and seven T20Is for Sri Lanka but is yet to make his Test debut.

IANS, Nov 28, 2017 18:57:28 IST

Nagpur: Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will take no further part in Sri Lanka's third and final Test against India in Delhi due to back problems.

Leg-break bowler Jeffrey Vandersay was on Tuesday called up to the Sri Lankan side.

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath bowls a delivery on the second day of their two-day warm up cricket match against Indian Board President's XI in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will not take part in the final Test of the series in Delhi. AP

Vandersay has played 11 ODIs and seven T20Is for Sri Lanka but is yet to make his Test debut.

Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara was Sri Lanka Cricket's first choice to replace Herath but the 30-year-old failed the fitness test. Meanwhile, Herath is due to fly home on Thursday.

"We were hoping that Rangana Herath will feel okay for Delhi. But having spoken to him and physio we feel that he should come back," SLC chief selector Graeme Labrooy said.

"We have got lot of cricket ahead and he is important for us. Our plan was to fly in Malinda Pushpakumara, but he has failed a fitness test. Vandersay will now be the replacement," he added.

Herath, who is Sri Lanka's leading wicket-taker in Tests in the current squad, bowled a total of eight overs in seaming conditions in Kolkata, but in Nagpur he bowled 39 overs in the only innings that India batted in the second game.

He ended with figures of 1/81 but scored a vital 67 in the first match in Kolkata.

Sri Lanka drew the first Test before suffering a heavy innings and 239-run defeat in the second.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017 18:57:28 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
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1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254