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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.