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Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for ODI World Cup 2023 – SUCH TV

Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for ODI World Cup 2023 – SUCH TV
  • PublishedSeptember 26, 2023

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Sri Lanka revealed their 15-member squad for ICC World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, with Dasun Shanaka set to lead the side and Kusal Mendis named as his deputy.

However, Sri Lanka will miss their star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

The leg-spinner sustained a thigh strain during last month’s Lankan Premier League, where he was the top run-scorer with 279 runs and the highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets.

Speedster Dushmantha Chameera has also been left out after failing to recover from his shoulder injury but Dilshan Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara are back in the squad after missing the Asia Cup due to injury.

Sri Lanka Squad:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Sri Lanka will play two warm-up games before the World Cup against Bangladesh on September 29 and Afghanistan on October 2. They will play their tournament opener on October 7 against South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

The ICC World Cup 2023 will take place in India with 10 teams fighting for the elusive title across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad hosting the tournament opener and the final.

 

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