Indian Express – By: Express Web Desk |

Published:November 6, 2017 4:03 Kusal Mendis is one of the brightest prospects in Sri Lanka.

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  • By: Express Web Desk | Published:November 6, 2017 4:03 Kusal Mendis is one of the brightest prospects in Sri Lanka.
  • (Source: Reuters)Kusal Mendis was dropped from the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against India in India and Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors Graeme Labrooy has said that his drop will only help the player.
  • The 22-year-old is seen as one of the brightest prospects in Sri Lanka cricket and this axing has not gone down well with some of the former cricketers and fans.
  • Instead, what we tried to do was to let him play some domestic cricket, work on his game and regain his confidence,” Labrooy was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
  • Sri Lanka also did not call up middle-order batsman Asela Gunaratne, who fractured his hand during the first Test against India, despite Labrooy admitting that he has recovered fully from the injury.


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