Sri lanka tour of south africa
Injuries hampered Sri Lanka's chances of putting up a competitive front in their Test series against South Africa, said captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Sri Lanka slipped to a 10-wicket defeat in the second Test at Johannesburg, thus ending the two-match series at the wrong end of a 2-0 whitewash.
"A lot of players got injured, and I think that was the biggest thing we missed," Karunaratne said in the presentation ceremony after his team lost at The Wanderers. "When we were playing without those injuries in the first Test, we were in the match and could potentially have won it. We got a good start, which is a difficult thing to achieve, and then we lost our bowlers. When you lose six or seven players, you do go into a negative mindset and that's difficult. On these tracks it's a huge challenge."