Sri Lanka remain hopeful that star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will be fit to take on Australia in the third ODI in Colombo on Sunday.
Hasaranga sat out Sri Lanka’s narrow 26-run victory over Australia in the second match of the five-game series on Thursday due to a groin complaint, but has remained with the team in an attempt to feature later in the series.
Sri Lanka know how vital Hasaranga is to their team structure and medical staff are doing everything they can to ensure he will take the field at R. Premadasa Stadium.
“Wanindu Hasaranga, who suffered a groin muscle strain, while fielding during the 1st ODI is currently under the supervision of the Team’s Medical Team,” Sri Lanka Cricket tweeted.
“The medical team is assessing his situation and will update the team management on a daily basis about the player’s condition.
“Hence, Hasaranga will continue to remain with the squad during the entirety of the ODI series.”