Jayasuriya, injured in the Asia Cup, is ready to replace. The Asia Cup 2018 is scheduled to begin on September 15. The tournament will start with the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s opener Dhanushka Gunatilka has been out of the upcoming Asia Cup due to a back injury, which is a blow to his team. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that the 27-year-old left-handed batsman has been injured during the practice and he will return home from Dubai. The tournament will start in Dubai from Saturday.
Instead of Dhanushka, left-handed batsman, Shehan Jayasuriya has been picked in the Sri Lankan team. Jayasuriya, 27, has played eight ODIs and 11 T20 matches. On Monday, Sri Lankan Test captain Dinesh Chandimal also withdrew from the tournament due to a finger injury.
Let the Sri Lankan cricket team’s Test captain Dinesh Chandimal withdraw his name from the Asia Cup team due to injury, whose place has been replaced by wicket-keeper batsman Nirosho Dikewala. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board said in a statement that 28-year-old Chandamel’s finger was injured in the domestic T-20 series, which still needs more time to recover.
When the Sri Lankan team was announced, Chandimal had returned to the team after the ban for six matches. In the tournament, India, Pakistan and Hong Kong are Group A while Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are placed in Group B. Two teams from the top of each group will make the place in Super Four.
The Asia Cup 2018 is scheduled to begin on September 15. The match will start with the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Asia Cup will be played in two separate places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.