Aug 20, 2019

Akila dismissed from 2nd Test: Dilruwan summoned

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya, who had been alleged of suspicious bowling action,has been dismissed from the second Test against New Zealand, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns.

It is said that Dilruwan Perera is to replace him.

Meanwhile, it is also reported that there is no restriction on Akila playing for the second Test as he can bowl until he faces the bowling test within 14 days.

It is significant that Sri Lankan national team does not have a spin bowling coach currently to advise him to correct his bowling action.

Sri Lanka spin bowling coach Piyal Wijetunga and assistant spin bowling coach Ajith Ekanayake have quit due to the expiration of their contract , which has caused this situation.

The situation has worsened as Sri Lanka national coach Romesh Ratnayake is also a coach of the fast bowlers.

Meanwhile, it is also reported that Akila is preparing to go to India to prove the accuracy of his bowling action.

Akila took five wickets in the first innings of the first Test against New Zealand and one in the second inning.

The second test match against New Zealand team will be held on 22 August at P. Sara Oval.