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Kaushal Silva rushed to hospital after blow to head

Sri Lanka’s Test opener Kaushal Silva was taken to the hospital after being hit on the head by a cricket ball while fielding in a practice match. He has now been declared out of danger. 

Sri Lanka Cricket says that Silva was struck on Sunday during a match in Pallekele. Silva was fielding at short-leg and got hit on the back of his head despite wearing a helmet with additional padding when Chandimal hit a ball.

His scans were clear, but he was flown to a hospital in the capital Colombo for further tests and observation, the cricket body added.

Team Manager Charith Senanayake was quoted, 



Kaushal was fielding at short leg when he got hit. Chandimal swept the ball right onto the back of Kaushal's head. He did take evasive action, but still the ball hit him.



Silva has played 24 test matches for Sri Lanka and scored 1,404 runs at an average of 31. The match was part of Sri Lanka’s preparations for its tour of England next month.

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