Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana has been dominated out of the Asia Cup remaining towards India on account of an harm, captain Dasun Shanaka confirmed Saturday.
Theekshana, 23, harm his hamstring throughout their Tremendous 4 win over Pakistan to make the Sunday remaining of the 50-over match, a prelude to the following month’s ODI World Cup in India.
“He won’t be able to take part in this game since he got a Grade 3 injury, but he will be there for the World Cup,” Shanaka informed reporters on the eve of the title conflict in Colombo.
Theekshana claimed eight wickets in 5 matches to lend help to a youthful bowling assault alongside pacer Matheesha Pathirana and fellow spinner Dunith Wellalage.
High order batsman Sahan Arachchige will be a part of the squad whereas Theekshana undergoes rehabilitation, Sri Lanka Cricket mentioned.
Sri Lanka, who cohosted the match with Pakistan, got here in as underdogs however have made their 11th Asia Cup remaining and a have probability to clinch their seventh title.
The island nation snuck into the Tremendous Fours with a dramatic win over Afghanistan and have saved up their momentum regardless of dropping to India within the Tremendous Fours.
“The boys really want to deliver for the country,” mentioned Shanaka.
“As a team we have been underdogs, so everyone wants to perform on the bigger stage. These youngsters, they need to show the world what they are capable of.”