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Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera ruled out of ODI, T20I series against India


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Former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the white-ball series against India, confirmed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday.

The 30-year-old, Perera suffered a right shoulder sprain during training and now have to miss the entire tour owing to the injury.

"Kusal Janith Perera will not be able to take part in the ODI and the T20I series against India owing to an injury. The wicket-Keeper batsman suffered a right shoulder sprain during training," SLC said in a statement.

SLC also confirmed that fast bowler Binura Fernando will also be unavailable as he sprained his left ankle during a practice session held on Thursday.

"Fast Bowler Binura Fernando sprained his left ankle during a practice session held yesterday (15th July, 2021). It's a lateral ligament sprain. Fernando will be unavailable for the ODI series of the India Tour of Sri Lanka," it added.

Perera was the captain of the Lankan team in England but since the central contract dispute between players and the cricket board, Dasun Shanaka has been appointed captain at his expense.