January 29, 2023
Sport

Major setback: Sri Lankan pacer will not compete in the 2022 Asia Cup

Major setback: Sri Lankan pacer will not compete in the 2022 Asia Cup

Dushmantha Chameera, a Sri Lankan pacer who was selected for the 20-man Asia Cup squad, will not compete in the event due to a left leg injury he sustained in practise. Nuwan Thusharawa, who bowls similarly to Lasith Malinga, was included by the selection committee to the team picked for the Asia Cup, according to a release from Sri Lanka Cricket.

On August 24, just 17 of the team’s 20 members would travel on the tour.Although they have been named to the squad for the Asia Cup, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuvanindu Fernando, and Nuvan Thushara will not be accompanying the team as extras.The sports ministry has already received Thushara’s name for clearance.

These 17 athletes are departing for the Asia Cup: The team consists of Dasun Shanaka, who is the captain, Charith Asanka, who is the vice-captain, Dhanushka Gunathilake, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vanindu Hasaranga, Mahish Thiekshana, Geoffrey Vandersee, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne.

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