Big blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Zimbabwe ODI series

January 8, 2022 at 6:55 PM

Sri Lanka batsman Avishka Fernando will miss the Zimbabwe ODI series after testing positive for Covid-19.

Avishka Fernando has tested positive ahead of entering the team bubble.

Avishka Fernando will be the 2nd key player to miss the Zimbabwe series with star all rounder Wanindu Hasaranga also being unavailable due to an injury.

Dasun Shanaka has recovered from his injury and will lead the team in the three match ODI series which will begin from 16th January in Pallekale.

With Avishka Fernando unavailable, Sri Lanka are likely to recall Kusal Mendis for the squad.

Kusal Mendis has passed the necessary fitness tests after Sri Lanka Cricket recently lifted his ban on international cricket. (NewsWire)