Dhaka - Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka's
second one-day international in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after
the all-rounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday.
Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka's opening loss to
Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game against
the hosts on Friday.
"I think he had hurt his hamstring. We are not sure if
it's hamstring or cramping and (we're) waiting for the specialist's
verdict," batting coach Thilan Samaraweera told reporters in Dhaka.
Middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal is expected to lead
the side if Mathews is ruled out.
Mathews, who returned as the team's limited-overs captain
ahead of the tri-series, made a valiant 42 before the islanders went down to
Zimbabwe by 12 runs.
It was Sri Lanka's fourth defeat against the southern
African side in the last six matches. The struggling team won only five of
their 29 50-over matches in 2017.
In a bid to re-build the Sri Lankan team ahead of the 2019
World Cup in England, the islanders have appointed former opener Chandika
Hathurusingha as head coach.
"We had a bad year last year but now under Chandika we
are trying to step up as a different team. We hope we can change the situation
this year," said Samaraweera.