Dushmantha Chameera sustains injury to lower back

24 year old right-arm fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera who rattled the England lower order with 3 quick wickets in the 1st Investec Test has sustained an injury to his lower back, and will be returning to Colombo for further treatment and rest.

Chameera, who scalped the seemingly unstoppable Jonny Bairstow on 140, underwent a MRI/CT Scan this morning, which has indicated a stress fracture to his lower back, and medical recommendation is treatment and rest for as much as four months.

Medium-fast bowler Dhammika Prasad also returned to Sri Lanka with an injury to his shoulder last week, and is currently undergoing treatment.

National Selectors headed by Sanath Jayasuriya will meet within the next 24 hours, to decide on a suitable replacement.