Despite the punishment, the batter was included in the practice squad ahead of the Indian series
“Bhanuka failed the skinfold test and went home without doing the rest of the tests. It just shows me the attitude and the shortcuts he’s looking to take,” Arthur said. “We are building a culture of pushing players to perform at their best. We want our best players on the pitch. He would be part of our T20 squad. However, at the moment his skinfold count has increased. and he has to work on it. “
Despite the penalties, Rajapaksa was included in the biosecure bubble training squad which could be selected for the next series against India.