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Sri Lanka's suffers setback ahead of Asia Cup

AFP  |  Colombo 

Sri Lanka's opening batsman suffered a back and was ruled out of the upcoming Asian Cup tournament on Thursday, dealing a major blow to the islanders.

said the 27-year-old left-hand bat will return home from where he suffered a lower-back during practice. The tournament opens on Saturday in

He will be replaced by left-hand bat Shehan Jayasuriya, 27.

On Monday, Sri Lanka's was withdrawn from the 16-member squad after he injured a finger during a domestic Twenty20 match.

Sri Lanka's revised squad: (Captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 22:10 IST