India in Sri Lanka 2012
Kulasekara Out of India ODIs23-Jul-2012 10:16:00 GMT
Hambantota: Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara will miss the rest of the five-match one-day international series against India after injuring his groin in Saturday's opener.
Team manager Charith Senanayake said on Sunday that the extent of Kulasekara's injury was not yet known but confirmed the player will not take any further part in the series.
"We cannot get a scan here in Hambantota. We will get a scan done when we reach Colombo and see the extent of the injury and for how long he will be out," he said.
Kulasekara injured himself while attempting to catch Indian batsman Virender Sehwag in the 11th over while fielding at mid-off during the first game, won by India.
Sri Lanka have named Nuwan Pradeep as the replacement for him.
Pradeep, a 25-year-old right-arm bowler, would join the squad soon after his arrival from Zimbabwe on Monday, chairman of selectors Ashantha de Mel said.
"He has been part of the Sri Lanka A team that took part in the one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe and having played against Pakistan in the recent test series we thought he will be the most likely replacement," de Mel said.
The second match takes place on Tuesday July 24 at Hambantota.