According to media sources that cite a team doctor, it is “highly unlikely” that all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga would participate in the 50-overs World Cup in India. This is the case despite the fact that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is making every effort to help Wanindu Hasaranga’s efforts to recover from a hamstring injury.
The spin-bowling all-rounder suffered the injury while playing in the Lanka Premier League last month, and as a result, he was unable to participate in the Asia Cup, in which Sri Lanka ended in second place behind India.
Arjuna de Silva, the head of the medical panel for the SLC, was quoted as saying to the Sunday Times newspaper that “We are consulting foreign doctors to see whether or not he needs surgery.”
Should this occur, he will be unable for play for at least three months.
“The situation is not that great right now, and it’s highly unlikely that he will be able to play in the World Cup,” said the coach.
Given that the 26-year-old Hasaranga was the player who took the most wickets in each of the previous two Twenty20 World Cups, the loss of Hasaranga would be a significant setback for the team that won in 1996.
The World Cup will begin on October 5, and Sri Lanka has until September 28 to declare their 15-person roster to compete in the tournament.
De Silva said that the Sri Lankan Cricket team was doing all in their power to make Hasaranga ready to participate in some of the World Cup matches.
Since he is an essential component of our offensive strategy, we are investigating several additional possibilities to determine the most effective way to secure his participation in significant games.
“Everything hinges on the thoughts and recommendations of the consultant to whom we are attempting to present his reports,”
Due to an injury to his pectoral muscle, fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera faces the possibility of missing the World Cup.
“Chameera is bowling at the moment but still complains of pain,” de Silva added. “I’m not sure how long she’ll be able to continue.”
We contacted a physician in the United Kingdom so that we could determine the most effective way to treat him.