Sri Lanka’s stand in skipper Chamara Kapugedera’s is reportedly doubtful for the fourth ODI against India after aggravating a back injury. It may be recalled here that he is not the first player among the hosts to suffer from injury problems as Sri Lanka have suffered a series of injuries. Dinesh Chamdimal was the latest casualty after he too was also ruled out.
Commenting on the Kapugedera’s current state of condition, manager, Asanka Gurusinha said, “I was talking to the physio and he hasn’t been ruled out quite yet. He’s being treated. Only five or six guys are training tonight, so anyway we gave him a break. We’ll most probably look at it tomorrow (Wednesday) at training tomorrow afternoon. If he doesn’t train tomorrow then definitely he is out.”
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has already lost the one-day after a string of disappointing performances. Earlier, Kapugedera had spoken about Sri Lanka’s poor run of form and said maybe the team has lost the winning mentality.
“There are no outside problems. But I think that winning formula has been forgotten. I have seen that happen to many teams. When a team is losing, even if they get close to win, they just can’t go beyond that hurdle. But we will have to win just one match and go from there,” he said and added, “In the last two games, we have bowled well. There was a big improvement in our bowling. On the other hand, our batsmen need to lift their game. If we can go for a fair total, I think we can win,” Kapugedera concluded.