But according to ESPNCricinfo, the 26-year-old is now set to join the team after his father’s funeral. He will not be a part of the first Test though, that starts on Wednesday. He will only be available from the second Test.
Dhananjaya’s father, Ranjan, a local politician was shot dead in a suburb of Colombo, around midnight last month. The shooting happened just a day before he was scheduled to fly to the West Indies.
Lanka will play three-match Test series against Windies from June 6. The teams are currently playing a 3-day warm up game. Dhananjaya has played 13 Tests for his side, and scored 1,066 runs at an average of 46.34.
First Published: June 3, 2018, 4:07 PM IST