HomeCricketNewsMadushanka Named as Chameera Replacement in ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023

Madushanka Named as Chameera Replacement in ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023

The Sri Lanka squad is updated as Dilshan Madushanka was named as the Chameera replacement in ICC World Cup qualifiers 2023.

SLC Announced Chameera’s Replacement in ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023

The Sri Lankan pacer had played an important role in Sri Lanka’s victory over UAE in T20 World Cup at Geelong on October 18, Tuesday. He was so immense in the game, that he claimed the first three wickets in UAE’s Innining and ended his spell with figures of 3 for 15.

The 30-year-old suffered an injury in the last over of his spell as his calf muscle gets injured and Chameera immediately hobbled off the field. The injury is likely to be an ankle and calf complaint as he was not able to participate in any important matches till now.

As he missed the T20 World Cup, he was seen only in practices, but he was instructed to get ankle surgery. Arjuna de Silva head of the Sri Lanka medical committee said, “The previous injuries were on the anterior part of the ankle, but this is in the calf. It’s a grade-two tear”.

Chameera Replacement in ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023

As his return to the field is still unknown, he gets replaced by Madushanka in the squad for the ICC World Cup qualifiers. Madushanka gets back on his impressive form, picking up nine wickets with his left arm pace on a visiting for South Africa four-day encounter.

This Month, two weeks ago, he was the Lanka Premier League’s most expensive signing, where he was bought by Jaffna Kings for $ 92,000. He had 50 wickets in 44 matches maintaining an economy rate of 5.39.

Chameera Replacement in ICC world Cup qualifiers 2023After the qualifying group stage of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year, he has played some domestic matches and a couple of ODIs in the home series against Afghanistan.

Madushanka, making a good impression through his campaign at the 2022 Asia Cup in Dubai, comes to the back for showing some display on behalf for Sri Lanka A. The 22-year-old took four wickets across two innings in his most recent match against South Africa A in Pallekele.

He made his ODI Debut during the series against India in January 2023, which was interrupted due to an injury while fielding. Since then, he had played only one ODI, against New Zealand in March. He has claimed two wickets at an economy rate of 7.21.

Sri Lanka are best among the six teams in their group for the last two spots in the 2023 World Cup in India, which is starting on October 5. They are undefeated so far, winning four out of four games.

They take on the Netherlands on Friday following the matches with Zimbabwe on July 2 and West Indies on July 7. The top two teams on the Super Six points table move on to the World Cup.

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