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Tillakaratne Dilshan likely to miss Asia Cup 2014

Tillakaratne Dilshan picked up a finger injuryduring the ongoing series against Bangladesh ©  AFP
Tillakaratne Dilshan picked up a finger injury during the ongoing series against Bangladesh © AFP

Colombo: Feb 21, 2014

Sri Lanka’s veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is in doubt for the upcoming Asia Cup 2014 after picking up a finger injury which has ruled him out of the rest of the ongoing series against Bangladesh.

“He would return home today [Friday],” Sri Lanka Cricket announced.

He may miss the Asia Cup tournament also to be played in Bangladesh from February 25 as the selectors would not want to risk him ahead of the ICC World T20 2014 also to be held in Bangladesh from March 16.

The left-handed middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne would replace Dilshan for the Bangladesh tour. Dilshan hurt his finger in the second One-Day International (ODI) which Sri Lanka won on Thursday to clinch the series.

Dilshan was among the leading Sri Lankan players who went unsold at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction last week.

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