Dushmantha Chameera
Dushmantha Chameera. (Photograph Supply: Daniel Pockett-ICC/ICC through Getty Pictures)

In a giant setback to the Sri Lankan staff, categorical pacer Dushmantha Chameera has been dominated out of the complete T20 World Cup 2022. This comes as a giant blow for Sri Lanka as Chameera might have proved to be lethal on Australia’s fast-paced tracks. 

Chameera was glorious with the ball towards the United Arab Emirates (UAE) throughout his final outing as he took three wickets for his facet, however he couldn’t full his full four-over quota after pulling up with a calf damage. Not solely Chameera, however there are additionally considerations over Danushka Gunathilaka, and Pramod Madushan, as each of them are on account of go for scans on hamstring accidents. 

In the meantime, Sri Lanka accomplished a thumping victory over UAE in its second group-stage encounter on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Sri Lanka’s batting continues to be a priority as solely the highest three batters together with Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva managed to cross the double-digit mark within the earlier match towards UAE. 

Sri Lankan coach Chris Silverwood believes it might have one thing to do with the climate

“The temperatures we’re experiencing, the boys are usually not used to,” Silverwood mentioned. “It is actually not Colombo. Even I am chilly, a bit bit. You’ll be able to’t assist it. The preparation and amenities we got having arrived early, have been excellent. The boys have prepped one of the best we presumably can. We had a great camp in Kandy earlier than we received on an airplane and got here right here. We have made one of the best of what we have had actually.”

 “I feel we adjusted fairly effectively in the present day,” Silverwood mentioned. “Within the first sport we did not learn the circumstances notably effectively, and we actually did not grasp them. We’re not hiding from that. That is one thing that we spoke about within the debrief fairly truthfully.

The coach additionally expressed his satisfaction with Nissanka’s efficiency with the bat. “Pathum on the high of the order performed an actual match-winning innings. He must be very pleased with himself for what he is performed, serving to the staff get throughout the road,” mentioned Silverwood.