Sri Lanka have faced a big blow as pacer Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2022, scheduled to kick off in the United Arab Emirates on 26th August.
Chameera, who was selected for the 20-person Asia Cup squad, will not compete in the event due to an injury he suffered during practise (to his left leg).
Because Chameera won’t be able to participate in the tour due to the injury, the Cricket Selectors added Nuwan Thushara to the 20-man team.
Earlier, hosts Sri Lanka announced a strong squad for the upcoming Asia Cup. Dasun Shanaka, the team’s regular captain, will serve as the team’s leader, with Charith Asalanka serving as his deputy.
Sri Lanka are placed in Group A, along with Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal.