Sri Lanka, one of many two groups, but to announce their World Cup squad, lastly named the 15-member aspect for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Dasun Shanaka will proceed to guide the aspect, which shall be with out two of their key bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga. The opposite injured gamers Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara have all been named within the squad.
Hasaranga has been dominated out of the World Cup owing to a grade three hamstring tear. Hasaranga was dominated out of the Asia Cup following a thigh pressure sustained in the course of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). SLC was hopeful of the spin all-rounder’s participation within the World Cup however had additionally warned that he could possibly be out of motion for 3 months and the latter appears extra doubtless this time round.
Chameer too continued to be on the sidelines as Kasun Rajitha and Matheesha Pathirana will take the pace-bowling duties alongside skipper Shanaka and the returning duo of Kumara and Madushanka. Pramod Madushan, who was a part of the Asia Cup squad has missed out. Wicketkeeper batter Kusal Mendis has been named the vice-captain with veteran Kusal Perera being the backup wicketkeeping possibility.
With Hasaranga dominated out, Dunith Wellalage is about to play a key function in Sri Lanka’s World Cup marketing campaign that can start in Delhi on Saturday, October 7 in opposition to South Africa. Earlier than the primary event begins, Sri Lanka is scheduled to play two warm-up video games in opposition to Bangladesh on September 29 and Afghanistan on October 3, each in Guwahati.
Sri Lanka squad for World Cup 2023: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
Travelling reserve: Chamika Karunaratne
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