New Delhi, Oct 15: Sri Lanka has suffered a serious blow with captain Dasun Shanaka being dominated out of the rest of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup on account of damage.
The ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Occasion Technical Committee on Saturday accepted Chamika Karunaratne because the alternative for Dasun Shanaka within the Sri Lankan squad right here on Saturday.
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Karunaratne, who has performed 23 ODIs, was named because the alternative after Shanaka was dominated out on account of a proper thigh muscle damage throughout Sri Lanka’s match in opposition to Pakistan on October 10. The damage requires three weeks to heal.
Karunaratne is already in India and touring with the group as a reserve participant and could possibly be in competition for Sri Lanka’s subsequent match in opposition to Australia in Lucknow on Monday.
The 27-year-old has not performed for Sri Lanka for the reason that T20I in opposition to New Zealand in early April, however he has made greater than 60 appearances for his nation throughout all three codecs.
In-form batsman Kusal Mendis is the vice-captain of the Sri Lankan group and is predicted to take over the captaincy in Shanaka’s absence.
The substitution of a participant requires the approval of the Occasion Technical Committee earlier than the alternative participant is formally included within the group.