Avishka Fernando, Sri Lanka’s 23-year-old top-order batter, has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20I rubber against India with a knee injury. All-rounder Ramesh Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Thushara also didn’t make the cut squad due to a fractured thumb and side strain respectively. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the middle-order player, didn’t find a place in the squad on the back of fitness issues. Incidentally, in January this year, Rajapaksa had decided to hang up his boots before reversing his decision.
Sri Lanka T20I squad for India tour 2022 – https://t.co/SofZ6k22gC
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) February 21, 2022