India vs Sri Lanka: Injured pacer Isuru Udana likely to miss third T20I
With Sri Lanka having a packed calendar, coach Mickey Arthur doesn't want to risk Udana, who has been one of Sri Lanka's best T20 bowlers in recent times.
Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur said that left-arm fast-bowler Isuru Udana, who suffered a back injury in the build-up to the second T20I against India in Indore, is likely to miss the final match of the series in Pune on Friday.
Sri Lanka missed Udana's services while defending a meagre 143 against India on Tuesday after the bowler injured his back just before Sri Lanka went out to bowl.
The visitors lost the game by seven wickets to trail 0-1 in the three-match series.
"Look, I'm no doctor. He was in a hell of a lot of pain in the dressing room. What the diagnosis is I honestly don't know. I just hope we can get him back for the West Indies series," Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur said.
With Sri Lanka having a packed calendar, Arthur doesn't want to risk Udana, who has been one of Sri Lanka's best T20 bowlers in recent times.
"We've got so much cricket… the middle of February. I even think that could be a push. So, yeah, I just hope the best for him. It's something in the back," added the South Africa, who was appointed Sri Lanka's head coach last month.
The series opener was washed out in Guwahati. Sri Lanka, who have not won a series against India across formats in more than 10 years, will aim to make it 1-1 in Pune.