Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad will skip a possibility to repeat his Headingley heroics of dual years ago after being ruled out of a initial Test opposite England starting on Thursday.
Prasad played a pivotal purpose in Sri Lanka’s initial Test array win in England when, in a second and final compare of a 2014 campaign, he took 5 for 50 in a second innings during Headingley, a domicile of county champions Yorkshire in Leeds, northern England.
His transport enclosed all of England’s tip four, in a compare Sri Lanka won by 100 runs after clinching feat with only one round to gangling on a final day.
However, this outing saw a 32-year-old harm his shoulder during Sri Lanka’s initial debate compare opposite Essex final week.
“We’re anticipating that we can get him bowling again flattering soon,” Sri Lanka manager Graham Ford told BBC Sport after a tourists’ final warm-up match, opposite Leicestershire finished in a pull on Sunday.
“Prasad has had a few Tests and a dilettante came to see him today,” a South African added.
“We’ll have to build him adult and get him bowling a series of overs in a nets to have him prepared potentially for a second or third Test.”
Sri Lanka’s top-order have struggled in England so distant this debate though Dimuth Karunaratne done a hundred and Lahiru Thirimanne strike 40 during Grace Road.
“As we have left along players have started to find their feet and find a bit of form,” Ford said.
“Every day, there is someone new who is starting to demeanour like he feeling a bit some-more staid in English conditions.
“Hopefully with a bit some-more work a boys will have some good faith about what they can do. It is going to be about mental toughness and doing vigour when a Test starts on Thursday.”