Sri Lanka squad for World Cup announced, Hasaranga & Chameera ruled out
Sri Lanka have announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup. Hasaranga and Chameera are ruled out of the tournament.
Sri Lanka Cricket on September 26 (Tuesday) announced their World Cup squad starting on October 5. In a big blow, for the Islanders, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera have also been ruled out of the competition. However, ace spinner Maheesh Theekshana has been added to the squad while all-rounder Chamika Karunaratane has been added as travelling reserve.
Sri Lanka will face South Africa in their Opening Match in WC
Dasun Shanaka and Co. will open its ODI World Cup 2023 campaign against South Africa in Delhi on October 7. The 1996 Cricket World Cup champion came through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament held in Zimbabwe. The other team to qualify for the World Cup through the Qualifiers is Netherlands.
Sri Lanka Fixtures for World Cup:
|Sri Lanka vs South Africa||October 7||Delhi|
|Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||October 12||Hyderabad|
|Sri Lanka vs Australia||October 16||Lucknow|
|Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||October 21||Lucknow|
|Sri Lanka vs England||October 26||Bengaluru|
|Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||October 30||Pune|
|Sri Lanka vs India||November 2||Mumbai|
|Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||November 6||Delhi|
|Sri Lanka vs New Zealand||November 9||Bengaluru|
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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
Reserve: Chamika Karunaratne