Dilshan ruled out of first Test vs NZ

Published: Nov 17, 2012, 09:49 IST | Agencies |

Sri Lanka will miss opener Tillakaratne Dilshan for the first Test against New Zealand commencing in Galle today.

Dilshan suffered a back injury that ruled him out of the last couple of one-dayers against the visiting Kiwis. 

Tillakaratne Dilshan

It may be recalled, the swashbuckling opener’s unbeaten century in the third one-dayer helped Sri Lanka take lead in the five-match series. Dilshan would be replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne.  

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