The crew left Sri Lanka two weeks forward of the first-round matches to get acclimatised to the situations which they’ll expertise in Australia, however for all of the preparations, accidents are one thing that can not be prevented.
From the unique squad that was picked for the World Cup, two key gamers Dilshan Madushanka and Dushmantha Chameera, each efficient quick bowlers have already been dominated out of the match with accidents.
Whereas Madushanka who suffered a quadriceps tear has returned house and has been changed by Binura Fernando, Chameera who was to bear surgical procedure after the World Cup on a hard ankle is staying again in Melbourne to go forward with the operation.
Chameera the truth is was handled with child gloves by Sri Lanka Cricket wrapping him in cotton wool until the T20 World Cup. However this surprising damage which he has suffered – a grade 2 tear within the calf of his left foot, has left Sri Lanka and not using a correct spearhead going into the Super12, though he has been changed by Kasun Rajitha.
“We positively miss guys like Chameera, we all know he has historical past of accidents. For those who take a look at the Asia Cup, we went with out each of them Lahiru Kumara and Chameera. It’s a superb alternative for the opposite younger guys who’re coming in to indicate their capabilities,” mentioned Sri Lanka crew supervisor Mahinda Halangoda.
“In Chameera’s absence we have now Lahiru Kumara, a quick bowler who can substitute him. He has the tempo just like Chameera however after all the peak and bounce might be totally different. Lahiru has performed on the highest stage so he ought to have the ability to take Chameera’s place.
“Then we have now Binura one other skilled cricketer who has performed numerous cricket. Solely factor is you can’t count on him to carry out as quickly as he comes. He got here two days earlier than the Netherlands match and had solely a day’s apply. It was a troublesome name.”
Halangoda mentioned that each Promod Madushan and Danushka Gunathilaka who suffered hamstring accidents must be match for the long run matches.
“Promod Madushan’s is just not a critical damage he ought to get well inside 2-3 days and Danushka Gunathilaka can also be recovering however we have now completed a small change the place he has been moved to the 17 and we have now introduced in Ashen Bandara into the 15. Danushka is ready to stroll however wants just a little time.”