CARDIFF: Pakistan will take on Srilanka on Monday, June 12 in a knock out match of the Champions Trophy. However Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow ahead of the virtual quarter-final of ICC Champions Trophy against Pakistan when their middle order batsman Kusal Perera was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a hamstring injury.
Perera suffered a hamstring injury in Sri Lanka’s seven-wicket victory over defending champions India at The Oval on Thursday, 8 June.
He is the second Sri Lanka player after Chamara Kapugedera and fourth overall after Chris Woakes of England and Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz to withdraw from the tournament.
ICC has, meanwhile, approved Dhananjaya de Silva as a replacement player for Kusal Perera in the Sri Lanka squad for the tournament.