T20 World Cup 2022: Kasun Rajitha replaces injured Dushmantha Chameera in Sri Lanka's squad

Kasun Rajitha. (Photograph Supply: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP through Getty Photos)

Pacer Kasun Rajitha has changed Dushmantha Chameera in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad. Sri Lanka is presently enjoying the First-Spherical fixtures on the occasion, and has another recreation scheduled forward of the Tremendous 12 stage. The reigning Asia Cup champions have to win the sport so as to preserve their Tremendous 12 hopes alive, however accidents are giving them main setbacks.

Chameera, in Sri Lanka’s earlier outing towards the United Arab Emirates, was excellent with the ball as he picked up three wickets throughout his spell, however needed to stroll out of the stadium after sustaining a calf harm. A day after Sri Lanka’s large win towards the UAE, it was confirmed on Wednesday (October 19) that Dushmantha Chameera had been dominated out of the rest of the match.

Kasun Rajitha, who has majorly represented Sri Lanka in red-ball cricket, has changed the pacer. Notably, Rajitha final performed a T20I match in October 2019 towards Australia in Adelaide, which proved to be a horrendous outing for him as he went on to concede 75 runs in his 4 overs spell, choosing up no wicket in return as Sri Lanka misplaced the sport by 134 runs.

It’s believed that Chameera could be out of the worldwide setup for an prolonged interval after the T20 World Cup 2022 given his harm considerations, that had saved him out of the crew earlier than the marquee occasion. He had missed out on the Asia Cup 2022, the place the islanders emerged victorious and lifted the trophy after defeating Pakistan within the summit conflict.

Earlier, skipper Dasun Shanaka had knowledgeable that Asitha Fernando and Matheesha Pathirana had been the frontrunners to hitch the Sri Lankan squad alongside Rajitha as Pramod Madushan and Danushka Gunathilaka had additionally been struggling with accidents, however the two are nonetheless part of the squad. Madushan has been dominated out of Sri Lanka’s upcoming fixture towards the Netherlands.

Sri Lanka’s up to date 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, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan. 

Standby Gamers: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanidu Fernando.