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Vandersay’s misery extended

Jeffrey Vandersay
Jeffrey Vandersay

The miserable period that surrounds uncapped spin bowler Jeffrey Vandersay has been further extended this time inflicted with a shoulder injury while being part of the Sri Lanka Emerging Team for an on-going Asia Cup tournament.

Vandersay according to Sri Lanka Cricket had busted his shoulder while fielding adding to a list of woes ever since he was sent back from a tour of the West Indies in May this year on disciplinary grounds.

He has been named in numerous squads after serving a ban but never taken the field in the starting line-up.

The 28-year old Vandersay came into the limelight after he grabbed six wickets against Pakistan in a three-day match more than three years ago and has neither played a Test match nor found a regular place in the Sri Lanka limited overs team.

Meanwhile uncapped Charith Asalanka who was named as captain of the Sri Lanka Emerging Team suffered a knee injury while batting and like Vandersay has been ruled out of the tournament.

Shehan Jayasuriya and Wanindu Hasaranga have come in as replacements for Asalanka and Vandersay while Shammu Ashan will captain the team in the absence of Asalanka.