Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga, who was hospitalised after suffering a heart ailment, has been discharged from the Dublin hospital. Sri Lankan team management has revealed that the doctors found nothing unusual in the tests conducted on the pacer.
The pacer reported some discomfort after batting late on in Sri Lanka’s win over Ireland in Malahide in a one-day international and did not take the field for the hosts’ innings as he headed straight to the hospital and had been under observation for over 24 hours.
His heart-rate went up as high as 220 beats per minute, but he had been in a stable condition since the initial incident, and has now been cleared to fly back home.
After playing a small series of two ODIs in Ireland, the Sri Lankan team have already reached England, where they are scheduled to play a 5-match ODI series. However, the pacer will not join them as he has been suspended by the International Cricket Council(ICC) for an illegal bowling action.
While the pacer is allowed to play domestic cricket in Sri Lanka, he will have to make slight changes in his bowling style to play international cricket once again.
“Eranga will have to go back, work with the fast-bowling coaches, and come back strong,” captain Angelo Mathews said ahead of the first ODI. “We are very confident he will come through both – his condition as well as his action – so we are very supportive of him and the whole team are behind him.”
Making his ODI debut way back in 2011, Eranga has still not cemented his place in the ODI team. The pacer has played just 12 games or his country. However, he has been an important player for Sri Lanka in the test matches. With an average of 37.50, the pacer has taken 57 wickets from 19 test matches.