The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has approved Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement for Lahiru Kumara in the Sri Lanka squad. This is the second replacement for the Sri Lanka team following Angelo Matthews.
Chameera, a seasoned player with 44 ODIs under his belt, steps in for Kumara, who suffered a left thigh muscle injury during training in Pune.
The inclusion of Chameera, who is the most experienced bowler of the team, known for his pace and versatile swing bowling, is expected to be advantageous for Sri Lanka in their upcoming matches. Chameera, who had previously been dealing with an injury, has made a full recovery and has demonstrated strong performance during training sessions, earning his place as a replacement.
Both Angelo Matthews and Chameera were initially part of the tour as travel reserves but now have joined the squad. Skipper Dasun Shanaka, although making good progress in his recovery, remains as a travel reserve. (DR)
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