The 15th edition of the Asia Cup 2022 is set to run between August 27th and September 11th. Earlier, it was scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka, whereas, following the poor economic and political condition in the country, the tournament is shifted to the UAE. Unstable financial condition is not the only thing Sri Lanka are going through, but they have another massive blow to deal with ahead of Asia Cup 2022.
Dushmantha Chameera, who was remarked as a future bowler following his maiden appearance at NCC in 2012, carries pace primarily among his virtues. The fast bowler has represented his team across all formats since 2015 and was ready to don Asia Cup 2022 jersey.
He suffered an injury in his left leg during a practice session which keeps him out of the squad. SLC has replaced him with . The hosts announced a 20-player squad late last week and are placeNuwan Thushara in Group A alongside Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
They will kick start their Asia Cup campaign against Afghanistan on 27th August. It must be remembered that despite not hosting the event within their realms, SLC is yet the host of ACC Asia Cup 2022.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal.
Before Sri Lanka came across the hefty blow, Pakistan and India already have dealt with it losing Shaheen Shah Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah, respectively.