Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 owing to a calf injury.
Dushmantha Chameera Ruled Out of T20 WC 2022
Dushmantha Chameera will miss Sri Lanka’s final Group A, round one match against the Netherlands scheduled to play on October 20 in Simonds Stadium, Geelong. The match against the Netherlands will be a must-win game for Sri Lanka in order to qualify for the Super 12 phase of the tournament.
A report confirms that Chameera would miss the Netherlands game, with his participation in the rest of the tournament in doubt.
Sri Lankan Coach Chris Silverwood feels that this may have something to do with the weather, as temperatures have frequently dipped into the low teens in Geelong over the past two weeks.
“The temperatures we’re experiencing, the boys are not used to,” Silverwood said. “It’s certainly not Colombo. Even I’m cold, a little bit. You can’t help it. The preparation and facilities we were given having arrived early, were superb.
The boys have prepped the best we possibly can. We had a good camp in Kandy before we got on an airplane and came here. We’ve made the best of what we’ve had really.”
Sri Lanka lost their opening match of the tournament against Namibia by a massive 55 runs and went in roar back with a 79 runs win against UAE in Simonds Stadium, Geelong.
“I think we adjusted pretty well today,” Silverwood said. “In the first game we didn’t read the conditions particularly well, and we certainly didn’t grasp them. We’re not hiding from that. That’s something that we spoke about in the debrief quite honestly.
Dushmantha Chameera have played in both Sri Lanka’s match against Namibia and UAE where he bagged 1 wicket against Namibia and 3 match-winning wickets against UAE.
“They’ve faced facts and come out today and applied themselves much better. The track was a little bit slow. We saw that if the bowlers bang it in hard, it’s very difficult to get them away. So we have to be patient, we have to build innings, and for the majority of today we did that.”
“Pathum at the top of the order played a real match-winning inning. He should be very proud of himself for what he’s done, helping the team get across the line.”
Sri Lanka squad for T20 World cup 2022
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.
Standby Players: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanidu Fernando.