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Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup. 

According to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources, the 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler will miss the entire tournament.  

"He sustained a shoulder injury and has been advised to rest. This shoulder injury (ligament tear) he suffered in one of the matches in the recently concluded Lanka Premier League (LPL)," the source revealed. 

"Before the LPL, he had recovered from his ankle injury. We want him to be fit for the World Cup and therefore has been dropped from the Asia Cup squad. If he is able to move his hands freely, will be considered for the World Cup", an insider added. 

The decision on another player, all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, the Player of the Tournament at the LPL, whose name has also been sent to the Sports Ministry for approval will be made once he clears fitness tests.

The 26-year-old all rounder has a hamstring injury. 

The selectors in consultation with the coaching staff and captain Dasun Shanaka have selected the squad of 15 players and five standbyes. 

Selector Hemantha Wickramaratne will travel with the team.

He was also the tour selector when Sri Lanka won the last Asia Cup (T-20I) in Dubai last year.

This year, the 50-over tournament is happening in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

(Bipin Dani)


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  • Russel Harmmer Tuesday, 22 August 2023 10:01 AM

    Good decision. There are so many fast bowlers than Chameera in the SL - A Team and Under-19 school teams - why not try them too.

    Man Tuesday, 22 August 2023 10:55 AM

    Please name them as a former cricketer. What is the hinderance for you in helping to improve SL cricket with the intention to make SL test cricket is the best, all over the world?

    Dr. Aruna Basanayake Tuesday, 22 August 2023 10:03 AM

    Must not rely on the same players like Chameera and Hasaranga, like in other countries must give chances to the youngsters who are faring well.

    FairJudge Tuesday, 22 August 2023 10:13 AM

    The same old story. SL can never have fit 15 payers at all at anytime. These players breakdown in every two three games. Even the 15 players that may eventually get selected will not be able to complete the whole tournament. There is no solution as SL diets, fitness issues will be the same.

    Desmond Pieterz Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:14 PM

    Man's reply for Russel Harmer's comment is funny. Hay Man, do you know who Russel Harmer is, he was one time the best Wicket Keepers SriLanka had. Maybe you are Chimera's brother or relation who knows about Cricket a little. Don't go and knock your head against the rock Man.

    Colombo Cricket Pissa Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:18 PM

    Find new players and try out any tournaments rather than relying only one man. Learn from other countries how they select players.

    roni Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:23 PM

    Sri Lanka has invested far too much on a 31-year-old player who plays one match and gets injured. Plans must be drawn without this individual.

    Connoisseur Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:52 PM

    What absurdity to keep Dasun as the captain? He has not performed in bat or ball to warrant a place in the team. How can he lead others? Absolutely weak selection committee or other hidden reason to keep him.

    Jayampathi Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:53 PM

    Dasun Shanka is completely out of form at the moment. He needs a break.

    sanjeeva lokuge Tuesday, 22 August 2023 01:37 PM

    as usual. no surprises here. i think chamari atapattu will be better.

    Habibi Tuesday, 22 August 2023 08:39 PM

    Some srilankan players are fit to play LPL and they don’t care about big tournaments specially Asia cup and World cup. Before that they are injured it’s sad to see that only srilankan players are always getting injured and not fit for the tournament. Take example from India team even Bangladesh players are doing better than SL team.

    vis8 Wednesday, 23 August 2023 04:56 AM

    Several prominent players have been injury-prone, and Chameera is just one of them. They should step aside and let youngsters play instead of getting injured half-way through the world cup, and throwing the whole team plans astray.


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