Kusal Mendis taken to hospital after suffering cramps

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Mendis has been taken to hospital after he suffered cramps upon returning from the field after the first innings in the ICC World Cup match against Pakistan played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

“Kusal Mendis was taken to the hospital after the player suffered cramps upon returning from the field after his brilliant knock in the ongoing game vs Pakistan,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
Mendis, who scored the fastest century for Sri Lanka in World Cup history, couldn’t take the field in second innings. Dushan Hemantha has replaced him on the field while Sadeera Samarawickrama will be donning the wicketkeeping gloves, the SLC said.

Mendis scored a stunning 122 runs off 77 balls in the first innings of the game, securing his third ODI century and maiden World Cup ton.

Sri Lanka, on the back of Mendis and Samarawickrama’s centuries, scored 344 runs against Pakistan in the first innings.