De Silva retired hurt on the opening day of the first test at Centurion Park

De Silva retired hurt on the opening day of the first test at Centurion Park

During the first innings of Sri Lanka, on the opening day of the first test at Centurion Park on Saturday after suffering a grade two thigh strain, De Silva retired hurt. For the rest of the two-test series in South Africa, Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva was ruled out after suffering a grade two thigh strain, team officials reported on Sunday.

During Sri Lanka’s first innings on the opening day of Saturday’s first test at Centurion Park, De Silva retired hurt.

His absence will not only weaken the top-six batting line-up of the visitors but also their bowling attack, as they will not be able to call off-spin on his right arm.

While on 79 as he cruised through for a comfortable single, the 29-year-old was injured, instantly falling to the ground after completing the sprint.

It is anticipated that De Silva will be out for two weeks, but Sri Lanka will expect to have him fit for the home series against England that begins on Jan. 14 in Galle.

For six, Sri Lanka closed the opening day on 340, a good place on a wicket that provides the bowlers with plenty of assistance.

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