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Kusal Mendis to replace injured Kusal Perera in T20s

Kusal Perera has been dominated out of the T20 internationals towards Bangladesh, and has been changed within the squad by means of Kusal Mendis. Perera had suffered a facet pressure whilst batting in Sri Lanka’s 3rd ODI of the tri-nation collection that preceded the Assessments, and had returned house for remedy. Even though he was once named within the T20 squad, he has no longer traveled with the group to Bangladesh.

“In line with scientific recommendation, Perera wishes extra time to recuperate from the facet pressure,” an SLC unlock stated. That is Perera’s 2d damage during the last yr. In June he had pulled a hamstring whilst batting within the Champions Trophy, and was once out of aggressive cricket till November.

Mendis, his alternative, has been in superb Check shape, however does no longer have an enviable T20I file. From 8 world innings within the structure, Mendis has a prime ranking of 22, and a strike price of 123. It’s conceivable he’ll no longer play within the best order, with Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella and Dinesh Chandimal all jostling for positions. Mendis final performed a T20I in February final yr.

The primary of 2 video games might be performed in Mirpur on Thursday, prior to the motion strikes to Sylhet for Sunday.

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