Sri Lanka lose injured Mendis

The 32-year-old left-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spinner has featured in both of Sri Lanka’s World Cup Pool A games so far ?????against New Zealand and Afghanistan ?????taking three wickets.

However, he suffered the injury during training ahead of Thursday???s clash with Bangladesh in Melbourne.

Sri Lanka have called up experienced batsman Upul Tharanga as Mendis??? replacement.

“Upul will be arriving tonight but Jeevan will be out for a minimum of two to three weeks. So he’ll be out and going back after this game,” said Mathews at the MCG on Wednesday.

“Upul will be in contention (for Bangladesh) but we will among the management and selectors decide if we want to play him or not.”

Tharanga, 30, has played 176 one-day internationals in which he has scored 5,339 runs at an average of 33.57.

Sri Lanka lost their first match to New Zealand before beating Afghanistan, while Bangladesh are one point ahead of them after also beating Afghanistan and having their game against Australia washed out.

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