Pacer Ra­jitha ruled out of Karachi Test

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

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.

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