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Lakmal to replace injured Kulasekara

Lakmal last played for Sri Lanka in the home Test series against Bangladesh earlier this year

Lakmal to replace injured Kulasekara - Cricket News
An injury to Kulasekara's left finger means Suranga Lakmal (in pic) will fly to the West Indies.
Nuwan Kulasekara, who dislocated one of the joints on his left finger during Sri Lanka’s 39-run win over West Indies on Monday (July 8) at Port of Spain in the Celkon Mobile tri-series, has been replaced by Suranga Lakmal.

Kulasekara also had a wound that required suturing. X-rays showed no fracture and the finger was relocated. He will be reviewed by the doctor in a couple of days, and will also get an ultrasound to check for any ligament and tendon damage. At this stage, the estimated recovery time is 7-10 days, however, this will become clearer following the upcoming review and scan.

Lakmal last played for Sri Lanka in the home Test series against Bangladesh earlier this year and was a part of the 'A' team that toured West Indies recently. He was the best bowler on both sides in the List A matches, where he picked up a total of eight wickets in three matches. 

Sri Lanka has already qualified for the finals and will play its last league game against India on Tuesday (July 9). 

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