Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of Test series against Australia due to injury

Pradeep bowled just two overs before injuring his hamstring during the visitors' warm-up fixture against Cricket Australia XI in Hobart last week.

FirstCricket Staff, Jan 20, 2019 14:53:56 IST

Sri Lanka received a setback ahead of their two-Test series against Australia with pacer Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of series Down Under with a hamstring injury.

"Nuwan Pradeep, who is part of Sri Lanka’s Test squad touring Australia for the two Test series; has sustained an injury and will be out of the series," Sri Lanka Cricket tweeted on Sunday, confirming a Grade 1 strain in his left hamstring.

Pradeep bowled just two overs before injuring his hamstring during the visitors' warm-up fixture against Cricket Australia XI in Hobart last week. The decision to rule him out of the series was taken after he underwent a scan.

Pradeep last played a Test for Sri Lanka in October 2017.

Sri Lanka are set to take part in the first Test in Brisbane, which will be played with a pink ball under lights on 24 January.

Updated Date: Jan 20, 2019 14:53:56 IST






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