West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne left out of 17-man squad for three-Test tour to Caribbean

Sri Lanka's injured opener Dimuth Karunaratne was left out of a 17-man squad for the three-match Test series against the West Indies, the cricket board said Friday.

AFP, May 12, 2018 00:36:43 IST

Colombo: Sri Lanka's injured opener Dimuth Karunaratne was left out of a 17-man squad for the three-match Test series against the West Indies, the cricket board said Friday.

Dimuth Karunaratne missed a double hundred by four runs but lifted Sri Lanka to an imposing 482 in their first innings. Twitter @ICC

File image of Dimuth Karunaratne who misses out on Windies tour due to injury. Twitter @ICC

Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal were included subject to fitness, the Sri Lankan board said.

Sri Lanka will begin the tour on 30 May with a three-day warm-up match, and the first Test starts on 6 June in Trinidad.

Karunaratne, 30, fractured a finger while batting in the nets earlier this month as he prepared for a limited-overs domestic tournament. The left-hander has played in 49 Tests and scored 3,186 runs.

Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Mahela Udawatte, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, and Asitha Fernando.

Updated Date: May 12, 2018 00:36:43 IST







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