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Asia Cup 2023: Now, Dilshan Madushanka Joins the List of Injured Sri Lankans

Last Updated: August 29, 2023, 12:07 IST

Dilshan Madushanka injured himself during a training session. (AFP Photo)

Dilshan Madushanka injured himself during a training session. (AFP Photo)

Sri Lanka have been hit by a spate of injuries to their top players ahead of 2023 Asia Cup.

In another setback to co-hosts Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup preparations, pacer Dilshan Madushanka on Monday joined the list of their injured bowlers, which includes Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga.

Madushanka had torn an oblique muscle during a practice game on Friday, and may even be battling to regain fitness ahead of the World Cup, Arjuna de Silva, Sri Lanka Cricket’s chairman of the medical committee told ESPNcricinfo.

Chameera, who is down with a pectoral injury, is also ruled out of the Asia Cup and appears to be a doubtful starter for the start of the World Cup as well, the report said.

Leg-spinner Hasaranga is recovering from a grade two strain in the thigh, and may not play a part in the Asia Cup, it added.

The pace trio of Kumara, Chameera and Madushanka were instrumental in their World Cup Qualifier success in June and July.

In their absence, Sri Lanka may have to rely on the likes of Kasun Rajitha, Pramod Madushan, and Matheesha Pathirana, while they have the option of Dunith Wellalage and Dushan Hemantha to replace Hasaranga.

Sri Lanka begin their Asia Cup campaign against Bangladesh on Thursday.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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