Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka injured and out of ODI World Cup-2023 : Suddenly bad news came after the ODI World Cup-2023 match between India and Pakistan. The captain of one team has been ruled out of the entire ICC tournament due to injury. His replacement has also been announced.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka injured and out of ODI World Cup-2023 : The Indian team won against Pakistan by 7 wickets in the ODI World Cup (ODI World Cup-2023) match on Saturday. After this match suddenly bad news came. The captain of one team has been ruled out of the entire ICC tournament due to injury. His replacement has also been announced.
Replacement also announced
The player being mentioned is none other than Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka. Shanaka is out of the current ODI World Cup (ODI World Cup-2023) due to injury. All-rounder Chamika Karunaratne has been included in his place in the team. Shanaka was ruled out of the World Cup on Saturday due to an injury in the right thigh muscle.
Team’s problems increased
Due to the injury of 32 year old Shanaka, the problems of Sri Lanka, which has performed poorly so far in the current World Cup, have increased. According to the statement issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Shanaka was injured during the match against Pakistan on October 10. It will take at least 3 weeks for him to recover, due to which the team will have to look for his replacement. Sri Lanka has lost its first 2 matches in the tournament to South Africa and Pakistan.
The ICC Technical Committee has approved the inclusion of Karunaratne in the team in place of 32-year-old Shanaka. Dasun Shanaka played an inning of 68 runs in 62 balls while chasing 429 runs against South Africa in Delhi. Karunaratne, who replaced him, is a middle-order batsman and right-arm medium pacer. Chamika Karunaratne has played 23 One Day Internationals so far. The 27-year-old player has taken 24 wickets in this format and scored 443 runs with one half-century.