Dushmantha Chameera
Dushmantha Chameera (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ace Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 tournament which is slated to begin in UAE from September 27 onwards. Dushmantha Chameera lost the Asia Cup due to the non-healing of the existing injury.

Dushmantha Chameera, who had suffered an injury to his right leg in the peroneal muscle during a training session on Friday, is the third big-name pacer to be ruled out of the Asia Cup as India will be without the services of Jasprit Bumrah who is nursing a back injury and Pakistan just lost Shaheen Shah Afridi to a knee injury.

Sri Lanka had previously announced a huge 20-man squad for the tournament which saw the return of Dinesh Chandimal to the 20-over format for Sri Lanka. Chameera was one of the highlights of the tournament having picked 48 wickets in 50 T20Is, 44 wickets in 42 ODIs, and 32 wickets in 12 Tests for the island nation.

Dushmantha Chameera
Dushmantha Chameera (Credits: BCCI)

Nuwan Thushara To Replace Dushmantha Chameera In Sri Lanka Squad For The Asia Cup 2022

As per the Sri Lankan news site sportspavilion.lk, Nuwan Thushara will be replacing Dushmantha Chameera in the Sri Lanka squad for the Asia Cup 2022 which was supposed to be played in the island nation, but had to be moved to UAE due to political and economic hardships faced by the country.

Nuwan Thushara
Nuwan Thushara (Credits: Twitter)

Sri Lanka will continue to act as the host of the tournament. Meanwhile, the matches of the tournament will be played across two venues, including Dubai International Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

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The Asia Cup 2022, which is the 15th edition of the tournament, is scheduled to commence on August 27 and the final is scheduled to take place on September 11.

The Sri Lankan team will be captained by Dasun Shanaka in the tournament with Charith Asalanka acting as his deputy. Binura Fernando and Kasun Rajitha, who got injured ahead of the Asia Cup were replaced by Asitha Fernando and Pramod Madushan.

Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka. Image: Sri Lanka Cricket.

Sri Lanka Squad For The Asia Cup 2022: 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, Nuwan Thushara, Dinesh Chandimal

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