Lakmal ruled out for remainder of ODI series

Lakmal is likely to be fully fit in time for the first Test on June 12 at Lord’s

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Sri Lanka pace bowler Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out for the remainder of the ongoing ODI series against England after sustaining a grade-two tear of his right hamstring.

The injury occurred when Lakmal was running between the wickets during Sri Lanka’s 81-run loss in the first ODI at The Oval.

Lakmal is expected to recover in time for the first Test, which gets underway on June 12 at Lord’s, but is unlikely to play the four-day warm-up match against Northamptonshire.

It is likely that Shaminda Eranga will replace Lakmal on the ODI roster.

Meanwhile, opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is suffering from a groin strain, but was selected to play in the second ODI in Durham after passing a fitness test.

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