Dushmantha Chameera Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2022 Due to Injury
Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 owing to a practice-related muscle issue in his left leg. Without this veteran bowler, Sri Lanka would be unable to participate in the United Arab Emirates.
The Sri Lankan selectors announced the twenty-member team, led by Dasun Shanaka, on August 20. Sri Lankans are occupied with preparations for the next competition. At this moment, pacer Dushmanth Chamira had a leg injury. Consequently, he was cut from the Asia Cup team.
Nuwan Thushara is a potential substitute for Chamira in the Sri Lankan team. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) has not yet made an official decision announcement. The name of the substitute is awaiting the Sports Minister’s approval.
Injuries have already claimed Kasun Rajitha and Binura Fernando from Sri Lanka’s first roster. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, and Shaheen Shah Afridi of India and Pakistan were eliminated from the Asia Cup.
In this year’s Asia Cup, Bangladesh’s group partner is Sri Lanka. Their first match is on August 27 against Afghanistan, while their second is on September 1 against Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka squad for Asia Cup- Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nisanka, Kushal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Charith Asalanka (co-captain), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wicketkeeper), Asen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahish Thikshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Mathisha Pathirana, Nuyanindu Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Asitha Fernando (replacement for Vinura Fernando), Pramod M (replacement for Kasun Rajitha).