Following a failure to recover from a hamstring injury, Sri Lanka’s leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will miss the World Cup starting next week.
In 48 ODIs has the 26-year-old taken 67 wickets at an average of 28.77, being a key player for Sri Lanka in white-ball cricket.
In addition, Seamer Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out due to a pectoral injury.
On October 5th, the 50-over World Cup in India starts, and on October 7th, Sri Lanka plays South Africa.
Fixtures for the World Cup
Auswahlen für den Weltcup
“Hasaranga’s recovery will be monitored, and if he is declared fit to play he will be considered as a replacement in the event of an injury to a squad member during the tournament”, announced Sri Lanka Cricket.
Sri Lanka wird von dem Allrounder Dasun Shanaka geleitet, der von dem ehemaligen England-Trainer Chris Silverwood trainiert wird.
When Sri Lanka was bowled out for 50 in a 10-wicket defeat by India, they reached the final of the Asia Cup this month.
Die Mannschaft von Sri Lanka besteht aus dem Kapitän Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (Kapitän), Dimuth Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (Kapitän), Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana und Lahiru Kumara.