Chameera joins fellow Sri Lanka quick Kumara on the sidelines

Sri Lanka have called up the uncapped Chamika Karunaratne to the Test squad due to injuries to Dushmantha Chameera and Chamika Karunaratne.

Sri Lanka seamer Dushmantha Chameera   -  Getty Images

Dushmantha Chameera has joined fellow seamer Lahiru Kumara in being ruled out of Sri Lanka's upcoming second Test against Australia through injury, with the uncapped Chamika Karunaratne called up for the contest in Canberra.

Kumara had already been ruled out of the Test, which begins on Friday, and the two-match series in South Africa next month, due to a hamstring injury suffered in Brisbane last week.

And Sri Lanka have now lost another fast bowler after it was revealed Chameera had suffered a left ankle injury in the first Test too, and he will head home along with Kumara.

As a result, the 22-year-old Karunaratne has been brought into the squad having featured for Sri Lanka A against Ireland this month.

Sri Lanka lost the first Test against Australia inside three days as they were beaten by an innings and 40 runs.

Nuwan Pradeep, another Sri Lankan seamer, had already been ruled out of the series because of a hamstring issue.

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