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Chamika Karunaratne replaces injured Dasun Shanaka in Sri Lanka squad

Skipper Dasun Shanaka has been supplanted by Chamika Karunaratne in Sri Lanka’s Reality Cup crew, after Shanaka supported a quadriceps tear in the group’s last match, against Pakistan. The recuperation time for this injury is supposed to be around three weeks, during which time Sri Lanka will have played the majority of their cooperative effort matches.

Karunaratne is a like-for-like substitution – a crease-bowling allrounder, who bats down the request. However, where Shanaka’s solidarity is his batting, Karunaratne’s bowling has normally been his chief discipline. He has been going with the group as a reserve player and will be accessible for Sri Lanka’s match against Australia on Monday.

Sri Lanka’s group the board affirmed to ESPNcricinfo that Kusal Mendis will lead in Shanaka’s stead, as he has filled in as the group’s bad habit commander for the beyond couple of months, and drove them in one of Sri Lanka’s warm-up matches, which Shanaka had missed. Group administrator Mahinda Halangoda likewise expressed that notwithstanding Shanaka leaving the crew, he will stay with the group “for the present”.

Shanaka’s position in the XI had in any case been under significant tension throughout recent months, in which he had been wretched with the bat. He had passed 35 just a single time in his last 15 ODI innings, a stretch which highlighted the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

The group had to a great extent done well under him, nonetheless, winning that Qualifier unbeaten as well as coming to the last of the new Asia Cup, which was for the most part played in Sri Lanka.

However, Sri Lanka has had an unfortunate beginning to their Reality Cup crusade, enduring losses because of South Africa and Pakistan. They have surrendered an astounding 775 runs in the two matches up until this point, so the expansion of a bowling allrounder might be gladly received.

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