Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu has promised full intensity for Wednesday`s World Cup match against Scotland even though his team have already qualified for the quarter-finals and their rivals are out of the race.
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Seekuge Prasanna as a replacement player for injured Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's squad for the tournament.
Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was on Thursday ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia.
Dimuth Karunaratne thwarted a tiring New Zealand bowling attack to score his maiden test century and stymie the hosts` push for a win inside three days in the first test as Sri Lanka reached 293 for five in their second innings at close of play on Sunday.
Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka today after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope.
Sri Lanka`s opening batsman Upul Tharanga might make his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against Proteas starting at Galle on July 16.