Pacer Rajitha ruled out of Karachi Test
Karachi, Pakistan - Fast bowler Kasun Rajitha has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan due to a left hamstring strain. Rajitha had bowled only six overs on day five in Rawalpindi, owing to the injury he had picked up during his new-ball spell. He took the wicket of Shan Masood, but was off the field for much of Pakistan's first innings.
Rajitha is the second Sri Lanka quick to be ruled out of the series. Before the tour began, spearhead Suranga Lakmal became unavailable after contracting dengue.
Rajitha's exit means Lahiru Kumara and Vishwa Fernando are the only frontline quicks in the squad to have played Tests. Lakmal's replacement, 22 year old Asitha Fernando, has only played one ODI.
The second Test in Karachi begins on Thursday.