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Injured Dilshan may miss third Test against England

June 8, 2011 - London

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan is almost certain to miss the third Test against England starting next week because of a fracture to his right thumb.

According to Sports24, after getting hurt while scoring 193 in Sri Lanka's first-innings 479 all out, Dilshan neither fielded nor opened the batting on Tuesday's final day and may have to sit out the June 16-20 Test at The Rose Bowl.

"At the moment, I believe I'm going to miss the last Test match but we'll see over the next couple of days," Dilshan said.

He added: "We have 10 days until the next Test match. The doctors advise to rest three to four weeks, but we'll see how we go."

Trailing 1-0 following the draw at Lord's and heavy first-Test defeat in Cardiff, Sri Lanka needs to win to salvage the series.


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