Thirimanne ruled out for remainder of Test series

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Perera will replace Thirimanne

Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has been ruled out for the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Pakistan after sustaining an ankle injury.

Thirimanne joined pace bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who suffered a torn hamstring, on the flight back home to Sri Lanka.

Opening batsman Kusal Perera has been brought in as a replacement for Thirimanne.

“The decision to send Thirimanne home was taken yesterday as his injured ankle is not responding to treatment,” Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa said. “We don’t have a back-up if another batsman gets injured so we requested for Kusal.”

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