Sri Lankan spinner Praveen Jayawickrama has been ruled out of the second Test against Australia after testing COVID19 positive.
Praveen Jayawickrama Ruled Out of Second Test
During the Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2022, a total f 3 T20I matches, 5 ODI matches, and 2 Test matches are scheduled to play. Out of which visitors Australia won the T20I series while the hosts bagged the ODI series.
In the remaining 2 match Test series, hosts Sri Lanka lost the first Test match by 10 wickets and needs to win the second Test match to avoid whitewash in the Test series. Jayawickrama who missed the first test after being benched will miss the second test after testing COVID19 positive.
The remainder of the Sri Lankan team has returned negative tests and will compete in a bid to level the series.
Praveen Jayawickrama was the second player after Angelo Mathews who tested positive for COVID19. SLC hopes Mathews to recover prior to the second test which is scheduled to play on Friday.
“The player was found to be Covid positive when he was tested (Rapid Antigen Test) this morning, as he complained of feeling unwell,” an SLC release said on Monday (July 4).
“Jayawickrama was immediately isolated from the rest of the team members and now will remain in room isolation for five days.”
Sri Lanka Test Squad
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Kamindu Mendis, Dilshan Madushanka