Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14 February 18, 2014

Kulasekara ruled out of Bangladesh tour, Asia Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has been ruled out of the rest of the Bangladesh tour and the Asia Cup with a groin injury. He will be replaced by another seamer, Dhammika Prasad, who is expected to join the squad on Wednesday.

Kulasekara sustained the injury during the first ODI on Monday in Mirpur. He had bowled six overs for 38 runs in the match that Sri Lanka won by 13 runs. He is also in the World T20 squad, which will also be played in Bangladesh.

Thirty-year-old Prasad has played 12 ODIs and taken 18 wickets. He last played an ODI nearly two years ago, in March 2012, during the tri-series in Australia which also involved India. He has been among the wickets off late in first-class matches and picked up six wickets against England Lions in Pallekele.

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  • Dummy4 on February 20, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Kulu is a good work horse, but this opens up an opportunity for another Sri Lankan. Surprised they went with Prasad though...

  • Dummy4 on February 20, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    Should give a chance to youngster for remain 02 ODI with Bangladesh, if he got fail can replace Dammika for Asia cup.

  • Prince on February 20, 2014, 4:53 GMT

    We can see his form today and decide..... he is a good all- rounder.

  • sudaththa on February 20, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    He is superb!!! Acutely he is the general all-rounder of the side with anjelo.. Not thisara... He is got injured because he is doing 100./. Team. Not like Malinga and Thisara there are geting ready for the IPL And they will do there 100 ./. There ipl teams.. Sanath you should think about those accepts when you do selections...

  • Dummy4 on February 20, 2014, 1:34 GMT

    Y Prasad? where's Shaminda Eranga?

  • Amila on February 19, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    @Htc-Android What's your logic really mate? What if he picks up an injury in the first day of first test in England. Restricting him is not the answer. If he is not fit to play few consecutive matches he should stop playing cricket right away and start concentrating on fitness. I love Dammika Prasad but I think we should give a chance to Eranga or else Pradeep. Nuwan pradeep played really well against Indians too.

  • Dummy4 on February 19, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    How about Pre Maharoof. He is in good form in domestic cricket,an all rounder with ODI experience played well for SL.

  • udendra on February 19, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    Prasad is known for his slogging rather than bowling. That's the truth.

  • Dummy4 on February 19, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    replacement is not except-able ...

  • Manesh on February 19, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    32 years old replaced by 30 years old youngster! It can happen only in SL cricket!

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