Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera ruled out of remaining T20 World Cup 2022

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Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera ruled out of remaining T20 World Cup 2022
Dushmantha Chameera (Photo Source: Twitter)
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Sri Lanka fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the remainder of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 due to a calf injury.

Earlier, Chameera missed the 2022 Asia Cup because of the same problem, but was included in the Sri Lankan World Cup squad after passing the fitness test.

The right-arm pacer played an important role in Sri Lanka’s big win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Geelong on Tuesday, October 18. He claimed the first three wickets in UAE’s innings and ended up with figures of 3 for 15. However, the 30-year-old suffered an injury in the last over of his spell and was seen shaking his head as he was taken off the field.

There are also concerns over Danushka Gunathilaka – who missed the UAE game, and Pramod Madushan, with both set to go for scans of their hamstring injuries. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s medical team is hopeful of Madushan’s recovery ahead of his side’s do-or-die encounter against the Netherlands on Thursday, October 20.

Silverwood believes it may have something to do with the weather conditions

“The temperatures we’re experiencing, the boys are not used to,”  Sri Lanka head coach Chris Silverwood was quoted as saying in ICC’s press-release.

“It’s certainly not Colombo. Even I’m cold, a little bit. You can’t help it. The preparation and facilities we were given having arrived early, were superb. The boys have prepped the best we possibly can. We had a good camp in Kandy before we got on an airplane and came here. We’ve made the best of what we’ve had really.”

“I think we adjusted pretty well today [on game against UAE],” added Silverwood. “In the first game [against Namibia] we didn’t read the conditions particularly well, and we certainly didn’t grasp them. We’re not hiding from that. That’s something that we spoke about in the debrief quite honestly.” 

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