Herath has joined Sri Lanka’s growing injury list
Key bowler Rangana Herath has joined Sri Lanka’s growing injury list ahead of the start of the third and final Test against India starting Thursday (tomorrow), in a blow to their hopes of a consolation win.
The 39-year-old spinner, Sri Lanka’s number one and the world number three in Tests behind India’s Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, is out with a back injury, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said.
“Herath will not be able to play in the third Test,” Jayasuriya said. “He is suffering a stiff back.”Sri Lanka has already suffered crushing defeats in the first two Tests and losing Herath compounds their problems.