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HERATH WOULD HAVE POWERED THE BOWLING ATTACK: SANGAKKARA

HERATH WOULD HAVE POWERED THE BOWLING ATTACK: SANGAKKARA

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Rangana Herath the spinal cord for the Sri Lankan bowling attack is suffering from back pain just before the start of the 4th test and it is not at all a pleasant news from the Sri Lankan point of view as he is not able to appear in the ODIs too

 

The board has finally came up with a suggestion that they won’t be liking to risk his fitness by letting him play the next match and has rather said that to be completely fit and fine for the ODI’s that will take plce soon after the test match is over

 

"Rangana complained about back pain and we don't want to take any chances with him. He is our leading bowler and we have a hectic season ahead. Hence we thought not to risk him for the final game with the series already lost," a Sri Lanka Cricket source told Cricbuzz.


Sri Lanka will play Pakistan in the UAE in September in a two-Test series followed by a three-Test series in India in November.


The left-arm spinner, who captained the side in the first Test in the absence of Chandimal, has bowled as many as 151 overs in the last three Tests in just over three weeks.


Herath is also Sri Lanka's highest wicket taker with 389 Test wickets to his name.


The 39-year-old had also hurt his left middle finger while fielding during the Galle Test but was declared fit for the second Test. Sri Lanka are likely to bring in fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera in place of Pradeep, who injured his hamstring during the second Test.


Sri Lanka were beaten by 304 runs in the first Test in Galle and then by an innings and 53 runs in Colombo as India completed a comprehensive series win.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75