colombo [Sri Lanka]27 October (ANI): Following a string of injuries to key players, Sri Lanka drafted wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella and fast bowlers Asitha Fernando and Matheesha Pathiran into their T20 World Cup squad as backups in Australia on Wednesday. Did.
The three were called in in case they needed to replace a member of the starting line-up if a player already in the main team was injured. will also accompany the three players to Australia.
The selection came a day after left-arm seamer Binula Fernando, who replaced Dilshan Madushanka in the team, injured his hamstring during Sri Lanka’s loss to Australia.
Ahead of the tournament, they lost fast left arm Madushanka to a quadriceps injury, and pacemaker Dushmantha Chamira suffered a grade 2 injury to his left calf during their group stage match against UAE on 18 October. Got a laceration and was excluded.
Left-arm pacemaker Pramod Madhushan has also suffered an injury and has been sidelined since the UAE game, but has not been officially ruled out.
Dhanushka Gnatilaka’s hamstring injury in the group stage took its toll on the batting department. Ashen his Bandara was called up as his replacement and was forced to replace Pathum his Nissanka who had been resting in Sri Lanka’s first Super 12 match against Ireland.
The trio will be based in Melbourne and train there under MacAskill’s direction, but will not necessarily join the team unless circumstances arise to do so. They will fly to Australia on Wednesday night, according to Sri Lanka Cricket.
Sri Lanka has played two games so far, one against Ireland and one against Australia. They will face New Zealand in his third match of the Super 12 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. (Ani)
http://www.newzealandnews.net/news/272990513/sl-add-3-reserves-in-wake-of-injuries-to-players-in-t20-world-cup SL adds 3 reserves as player injured at T20 World Cup