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Sadeera Samarawickrama Has Suffered Mild Concussion: Asanka Gurusinha

Cricketnext Staff |December 3, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
Sadeera Samarawickrama Has Suffered Mild Concussion: Asanka Gurusinha

Even as the Sri Lankan team fight out against a strong Indian batting line up on the second day of the third and final Test match in New Delhi, opener Sadeera Samarawickrama has not taken the field. The Lankan opener who was hit on the head while fielding on the opening day of the match at the Ferozeshah Kotla will not take part in the day's play either, Asanka Gurusinha the Sri Lankan team manager told Cricbuzz.

“Sadeera is not taking any part at all in today’s proceedings. He has got mild concussion. There’s a protocol in place when a player gets hit on the head and we are following that. We will take a call after taking him to the doctors at close of play,” said Gurusinha.

Samarawickrama was hit off the last delivery of the 30th over bowled by Dilruwan Perera, when Murali Vijay tried to pull a short delivery on the first day of the third and final Test. It hit him flush on crest of his helmet. He was immediately taken off the field and sent to the hospital for precautionary scans.

"All the precautionary x-rays and scans have been done. It has been advised that he should be kept under medical observation for the next 24 hours. We will take a call on whether he will open or not depending on doctor's advice," Gurusinha had said after the end of the first day's play.

"Since it was an on field injury, he can open the innings if he is fit," he added.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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