Mathews trusts Kaushal despite doosra ban

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Spinner Tharindu Kaushal might still play in the upcoming Test series against the West Indies despite his doosra being banned by the ICC because it was found to be bowled with an illegal action.

Kashaul was suspended from bowling his mystery ball after it was found his arm was going beyond the 15 degree limit after being reported by the umpires during the recent Test series between Sri Lanka and India.

The prospect of Kaushal still playing in the Tests without bowling his doosra was raised when Test captain Angelo Mathews still gave him his backing.

Mathews said: "We strongly believe that Tharindu Kaushal is a very valuable player in the side. There is no problem with his off spin and we hope to rectify his doosra and have it cleared as well.

"We have a lot of trust in him."

Sri Lanka will play West Indies in two Tests, starting in Galle on 14 October.

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