Dushmantha Chameera, the spearhead of Sri Lanka’s seam bowling attack, had a grade two rupture in the calf of his landing foot, which forced him to withdraw from the Men’s T20 World Cup.
Attempting To Bowl the Last Over, Chameera Encountered an Obstacle
On Tuesday, Chameera had some kind of setback as he was rushing in to bowl the last over of his tenure against UAE, and he was forced to limp off the field shortly thereafter.
The medical team believes that the injury is related to the ankle and calf concerns that caused him to miss the Asia Cup.
They also believe that the cold temperature in Geelong exacerbated the problem. The ailment is tied to the ankle and calf complaints.
Chameera may be eliminated from the competition for a much longer period than simply the Twenty20 World Cup.
According to Arjuna de Silva, director of SLC’s medical advisory council, “He’s out of the tournament certainly,” but he could also utilize the break to get the ankle surgery that he has been requiring.
This was something that de Silva said to ESPNcricinfo. “The anterior aspect of the ankle was affected by the prior injuries, while the calf is affected by this one. A grade two rip is what you have here.”
Due to a hamstring injury, Pramod Madushan, the other frontline bowler who participated in Tuesday’s game, will not be able to participate in Thursday’s crucial encounter against the Netherlands.
From A Medical Standpoint, He’s Not That Bad
“However, from a medical point of view, he’s not that horrible. He may be well in about a week “de Silva remarked. Danushka Gunathilaka, who was forced to withdraw from Tuesday’s encounter due to his hamstring injury, has the least severe injury of the three players.
A physical examination is scheduled for him before Thursday’s game, and the results of that examination will determine whether or not he is fit to play in that contest.
Dasun Shanaka, the captain of the Sri Lankan team, has said that Gunathilaka “shall be OK.” It is expected that Sri Lanka will call up further replacements. Having previously lost left-arm seamer Dilshan Madushanka even before
Chameera, need to make sure that the quality of their training nets is maintained at a high level without putting their primary fast bowlers in danger of being bowled out of the ground.
This is the primary reason for this. Shanaka went as far as to mention the actors that are currently in contention for the roles of these standbys. Shanaka was quoted as saying to the media, “Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, and Matheesha Pathirana.”
“As a result, I am unable to provide an accurate estimate of when they will arrive. We will be OK for the next match, but as the tournament goes on, we will want a few extra bowlers to keep up with the competition.
We do not want to throw away our best fast bowlers by overusing them in sessions. It has not yet reached its conclusion. I believe the selectors are debating between bringing in two or three fast bowlers, and a decision should be made shortly.”
Sri Lanka has suffered a significant setback due to the loss of Chameera. Over the previous two years, he has established himself as the team’s primary death bowler and has also made significant headway with the new ball.
Since Madushanka and Madushan are also unable to compete on Thursday, Sri Lanka will be without their top three options from the seam position.
As a result of Madhushanka’s injury, Australia’s only other fast bowler in the reserves, Binura Fernando, has already been promoted to the main team.
It seems extremely possible that Fernando and Lahiru Kumara will both participate in the game against the Netherlands.