All rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has tested positive for COVID-19 during a Rapid Antigen Test conducted this morning.
Accordingly, Hasaranga will not play a part in today’s Third Twenty20 International against Australia.
Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement, Hasaranga is currently undergoing Covid-19 protocols and is placed in isolation.
Paceman Binura Fernando will also miss today’s encounter due to COVID-19.
Kusal Mendis who has recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus will be available for today’s game.
Sri Lanka will take on Australia in the third T20 of the five-match series in Canberra this afternoon.
The game is scheduled to get underway at 1.40pm.
The Lankans must win today’s encounter to save the series going into the last two games in Melbourne.
The visitors lost the series opener by 20 runs via the DLS methods while on Sunday, the game was decided through a super over amidst controversy.
Moises Henriques is likely to replace Steve Smith in the Australian playing XI after former skipper was ruled out of the series due to a concussion he suffered during the second T20.
The weather forecast above Manuka Oval looks promising and barring the occasional slow track, the conditions will be generally good for batting which will give Sri Lanka an advantage today.