Kusal Perera may miss the T20 World Cup after sustaining a hamstring injury during Sri Lanka’s third T20 International against South Africa.
Allrounder Lahiru Madushanka, meanwhile, is definitely out of the World Cup, having fractured his collarbone while fielding in the same match.
Perera was clearly struggling with his hamstring while running between the wickets during his innings, in which he top-scored for Sri Lanka with 39.
Dr. Daminda Attanayake, a team physician, told ESPNcricinfo that Perera’s availability for the World Cup was “on the fence”, and that the medical team might have a clearer idea of his prognosis after further observation and testing, which should occur by September 23.
Perera has had long-standing problems with his hamstrings, though this particular injury is not understood to be a chronic overuse injury.
He had just come back to international cricket after having recovered from Covid-19, and had also missed India’s tour of Sri Lanka with an injury.