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West Indies debutant Jeremy Solozano taken for scans after being hit on head against Sri Lanka

Jeremy Solozano was hit on head while fielding

Jeremy Solozano
Jeremy Solozano (Image Credit: Twitter)

West Indies are up against Sri Lanka in the first Test of the two-match series at Galle Cricket Stadium. West Indies handed Jeremy Solozano his maiden Test cap. However, the opener had a miserable start to this career. In an unfortunate incident, he was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital after being hit on the helmet. The southpaw will now undergo scans to know the extent of the injury. The incident occurred just before Lunch.

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne pulled a short ball from spinner Roston Chase that hit Solozano in front of the helmet in the 24th over. It was a powerful stroke and Jeremy had little time to react. He immediately fell on the ground.

The medical staff attended him and covered his face with the tower. The players from both teams surrounded him with grim faces. The good part though was that Solozano was conscious and was seen talking to the doctors.

Solozano, the young opener, was handed his Test cap by Phil Simmons earlier in the day. The left-hand-batter had played the U-19 World Cup for West Indies in 2014. He has also represented West Indies A.

He came into the series after scoring 74 off 216 balls in an intrasquad match before the Sri Lanka tour, with lead selector Roger Harper praising his “application, patience and composure”. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have got off to a brilliant start in the first inning. They are 96-0 at the time of writing, with Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka nearing half-centuries.

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