Short-format fast in Sri Lanka, Dushmantha Chameera is out of the Asia Cup due to a calf injury. Chameera got the injury 3 or 4 days ago, according to a Sri Lankan team manager, and he won’t be able to play in the Asia Cup.
Chameera’s ankle problem, which involves his Calf muscle, has now gone up into the calf, a team doctor revealed. Although the extent of the injury has not yet been confirmed, it is expected that he will recover in time for the T20 World Cup, which starts in mid-October.
Chameera was selected for Sri Lanka’s 18-man Asia Cup squad on Saturday while still recovering from an ankle injury. It was agreed upon that Chameera would be given as much time as possible to get back to match-ready. It won’t be the case anymore.
As Chameera’s replacement, right-arm Pramod Madushan, who was on the reserve list when the team was revealed, has been added to the starting lineup.
At the Asia Cup, Chameera’s absence will stress a young Sri Lankan seam-bowling attack more. Dilshan Madushanka, Madushan, Asitha Fernando, and Matheesha Pathirana, who have no T20I experience, make up their current fast-bowling contingent, with all-rounders Chamika Karunaratne and Dasun Shanaka serving as the other possibilities. Due to injuries, Binura Fernando and Kasun Rajitha are also unable to work.