Dushmantha Chameera injured his left leg while training with the team, he said in a press release from the ICC. He was replaced by Nuwan Thushara in the 18-man squad.
- Sri Lanka announced a squad last Saturday without Binula Fernando and Kasun his Rajtha, who are also injured.
- Sri Lanka has an experienced spin bowling lineup, but it’s fast bowling unit is now T20 mostly uncapped players.
- Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera was ruled out of Sri Lanka’s Asian Cup squad on Monday with a foot injury, a serious blow to the islanders’ prospects in the continental event.
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Sri Lankan pacemaker Dushmantha Chameera has been banned from the Asian Cup 2022 tournament scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates on 27 September.
Dushmantha Chameera has lost the Asian Cup due to pre-existing injuries that have not healed.
Dusmantha, who suffered a peroneal muscle injury in his right leg during his training session on Friday, Chameera is his third known pacesetter to be left out of the Asian Cup.
Shaheen Shah Afridi injured his knee.
Sri Lanka had previously announced its massive 20-man squad for the tournament, with Dinesh Chandimal returning to his 20-over format in Sri Lanka.
Chameera was one of the highlights of the tournament, taking 48 wickets in 50 T20Is, 44 in 42 ODIs and 32 in 12 Tests for the island nations.
Nuwan Thushara replaces Dushmantha Chameera in Sri Lanka squad for 2022 Asian Cup:
Nuwan Thushara has been selected to replace Dushmantha Chameera in the Sri Lanka squad for the 2022 Asian Cup.
Sri Lanka will continue to host the competition, Meanwhile, tournament matches will take place at his two venues:
*Dubai International Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The 2022 Asian Cup, the 15th tournament, will start on August 27th and the final will be held on September 11th.
The Sri Lankan team will be headed in the tournament by Dasun Shanaka and deputized by Charith Asalanka.
Binura Fernando and Kasun Rajita, who were injured before the Asian Cup, were replaced by Ashita Fernando and Pramod Madhushan.
Sri Lanka Squad For The Asia Cup 2022:
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, Nuwan Thushara, Dinesh Chandimal