Wanindu Hasaranga. Pic/AFP
In a major setback, Sri Lanka were on Tuesday forced to leave out star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga from their 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India due to a hamstring injury.
The leg-spinner will miss the entire tournament after sustaining a thigh strain during last month's play-offs of the Lankan Premier League, where he finished as the top run-scorer with 279 runs and the leading wicket-taker with 19 scalps.
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The injury subsequently ruled Hasaranga out of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka announced their World Cup squad just two days prior the ICC cut off date, all-rounder Dasun Shanaka will lead the team. Kusal Mendis has been named as Shanaka's deputy.
In case, Hasaranga had to undergo a surgery, he will be out of action for at least three months.
Sri Lanka squad
D Shanaka (c), K Mendis (vc), K Perera, P Nissanka, D Karunaratne, S Samarawickrama, C Asalanka, D de Silva, D Hemantha, M Theekshana, D Wellalage, K Rajitha, M Pathirana, L Kumara, D Madushanka
Travelling reserve: C Karunaratne
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