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Sri Lanka announce WC Squad


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COLOMBO, Sep 26: Sri Lanka cricket board announced a 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, starting from October 5 in India. just two days before ICC’s cut-off date.
A big blow came to Sri Lanka’s World Cup hopes as they will be without the services of their ace spinner, Wanindu Hasaranga, and pace bowler Dusmanth Chameera for the entirety of the tournament.
However, the Sri Lankan squad looks similar to their Asia Cup squad, Dilshan Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara made their comeback to the squad as Binura Fernando and Pramod Madushan were left out.
Chameera’s absence will probably be felt the most of those who have missed out.
Hasaranga has been ruled out of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with an injury a grade-three hamstring tear.
Sri Lanka Squad:
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
Sri Lanka will play two warm-up games ahead of the World Cup against Bangladesh on 29 September and Afghanistan on 2 October.
They will play their tournament opener on 7 October against South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. (IANS)


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