Sri Lanka have suffered a setback since July 18 before a series of limited overs against India. Team Swashbuckling batsman Kusal Perera is out of the series due to injury. However, it is not yet officially confirmed. Perera was a shoulder injury during his tour of England. Perera was given command of the team in the series against England, but under his captaincy the team could not win a single match in the entire tour.
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According to ESPN Cricinfo, ‘Kusal Perera will be out of the series against India. Is a shoulder injury. The team did not elaborate on the injury. He has not been officially ruled out but the team’s doctors said he would be out for six weeks. If Perera is ruled out of the series, it could be a big blow to the Sri Lankan team. Kushal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunatilake have already been suspended for violating the biological bubble. In such a situation, if Pereira is unable to adapt, Sri Lanka’s batting may be too weak.
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The series has been rescheduled after the coronation of the Sri Lankan batting coach and camp came to light. Prior to that the India and Sri Lanka series was to start on July 13. Sri Lanka need to host Team India in three ODIs and multiple T20 matches. The Sri Lankan team has been struggling for some time in international cricket and recently they have made an embarrassing record of the high losses in ODI cricket.