Dasun Shanaka out of the 2023 World Cup

Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka has been ruled out from the World Cup due to the injury. Chamika Karunaratne who travelled with the team as a reserve player now joined the main squad. 

Kusal Mendis, the vice-captain of the team is named as the captain for Sri Lanka. He earlier did captainship in one of the warm up matches.  

Shanaka had a quadriceps tear during the match against Pakistan and it was expected that the average time taken to recover might be around 3-4 weeks and during that time the league matches will come to an end. 

After Wanindu Hasaranga, this might be a big blow for them. 

Sri Lanka played 2 matches and in both the matches they lost. First against South Africa by 102 runs and then against Pakistan by 6 wickets. In both the matches, batting looked solid as they posted 300+ runs but in bowling they conceded easy runs to the opposition. 

Now their next match will be against Australia on 16th October in Lucknow.

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