T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka’s injury woes mount ahead of crunch Netherlands clash | Cricket News


MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera was excluded from Thursday’s crisis T20 World Cup bump into The Netherlands with a calf strain in another injury blow for the former champions.
Chameera took three wickets in Tuesday’s big win over the United Arab Emirates in Geelong, but was stumped off the field after pulling out of his run-up while bowling his fourth over.
The 30-year-old, who missed Sri Lanka’s recent Asia Cup win with a leg problem, is awaiting scans on the injury and could miss further matches if they qualify for the Super 12.

Sri Lanka have already lost left-arm fast bowler Dilshan Madushankawho was ruled out of the tournament with a quadriceps muscle tear and was replaced in the squad by Binura Fernando.
Spin-bowling all-rounder Danushka Gunathilakawho missed the UAE match, and fast bowler Pramod Madushan is also questionable due to hamstring problems.
After training in Geelong on Wednesday, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said he expected Gunathilaka to be fine. However, Madushan was still awaiting the results of a scan, he told reporters.
Shanaka added that several players in Sri Lanka were on standby to be flown in as injury cover.
The unbeaten Netherlands lead Group A on four points, with 2014 champions Sri Lanka third, level on points with second-placed Namibia, but behind the Africans on run rate.
Namibia play the winless UAE in the other qualifier in Geelong on Thursday.
The top two teams advance to the Super 12.


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