Kaushal Silva airlifted to hospital after blow to head

The 29-year-old was hit on the head during a Sri Lanka training session in Pallekele. He underwent CT scans which came back clear, but the wicketkeeper-batsman will be kept under observation to ensure he suffers no further problems.

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Sri Lanka batsman Kaushal Silva got a hit to his head during a training session in Pallekele.

Kaushal Silva will remain under observation in a Colombo hospital after being hit on the head during a Sri Lanka training session in Pallekele.

The 29-year-old was airlifted to hospital as a precaution following the incident – that occurred while fielding – and underwent CT scans to assess any damage.

Luckily, the tests came back clear, but the wicketkeeper-batsman will be kept under observation to ensure he suffers no further problems.

Silva made his Test debut in 2011 and has scored 1,404 runs – including two centuries – in 24 matches, averaging 31.90.

He is expected to be part of Sri Lanka's touring squad for its upcoming three Tests against England in May and June. 

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