Nuwan Pradeep may miss England Test series

Last Updated: May 25, 2011, 17:07 PM IST

London: Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Pradeep is likely to miss the Test series with England starting this week because of anterior cruciate ligament damage, a news channel reported.

The uncapped 24-year-old took 4-29 in the second innings of the tour match with the Lions last week and could have made his debut on Thursday in Cardiff.
"He has a bit more pace than the rest of them so it`s a shame if he has to go home," coach Stuart Law said.

Sri Lanka have added Lancashire all-rounder Farveez Maharoof to the squad.

Asked about the extent of Pradeep``s injury, Law added: "He has some damage to his anterior cruciate ligament. He is seeing a specialist at the moment, it`s bad news for the young man.”