Seekkuge Prasanna To Cover For Injured Herath
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to fly to Australia as a World Cup standby for left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who sustained a finger injury during the clash against England on Sunday.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), in an official press release, stated that the decision to send Prasanna was only a "precautionary measure".
"Seekkuge Prasanna will go to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath," it read.
"Rangana split his finger during the England v Sri Lanka match and the wound will expected take 7-10 days to heal.
"Seekkuge sent to Australia only as a precautionary measure," the release added.
Herath suffered the injury when he tried to stop a powerful drive from Jos Buttler, consequently needing four stitches to repair a finger wound.
The decision to send Prasanna as cover comes after the legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s words suggesting the Sri Lankan team management rest Herath for the remaining league games.
Prasanna, who made his One-Day International debut in 2011, has represented Sri Lanka in 22 matches snaring 21 wickets at 42.85.
Sri Lanka’s next league match is against Australia on 8th March at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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