Danushka Gunathilaka injured, sent back home

Danushka Gunathilaka, who travelled with the Sri Lanka cricket team to UAE to take part in the Asia Cup 2018, will return to the country, as he has sustained a lower-back injury, said Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday, 13 September evening.

Shehan Jayasuriya, who was in the stand-by list of the Lankan squad, will fly to UAE on Friday, as the replacement for Gunathilaka.

Sri Lanka are to play the curtain-raiser of Asia Cup, against Bangladesh, on Saturday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium under lights.