Dilshan to miss last two ODIs with sore back

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka Fri Nov 9, 2012 10:11pm IST

Tillakaratne Dilshan (L) looks on during a media conference in Colombo January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

Tillakaratne Dilshan (L) looks on during a media conference in Colombo January 26, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been ruled out of the last two one-day internationals against New Zealand with a sore back, team manager Charith Senanayake said on Friday.

"Dilshan strained his lower back during a warm-up session ahead of the third one-day at Pallekele on Tuesday and he batted with pain-killers," Senanayake told Reuters.

"He has will not play in the two remaining games."

Dilshan's unbeaten century powered Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on Tuesday and the hosts lead the five-match series 2-0.

Dinesh Chandimal is likely to replace Dilshan in the team for the remaining one dayers on Saturday and Monday.

Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement that Chamara Kapugedera has been included in the 15-man squad after Dilshan dropped out.

(Editing by Mark Meadows)

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