ODI World Cup 2023: SLC medical panel says on Wanindu Hasaranga injury

The head of the medical team for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Arjuna de Silva, gave an update on Wanindu Hasaranga’s injuries. The great spinner is presently recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in August during the Lankan Premier League (LPL 2023) playoffs. This injury prevented him from participating in Sri Lanka’s recent Asia Cup campaign, during which they placed second.

The upcoming Cricket World Cup in India, which runs from October 5 to November 19, is unlikely to feature the cricketer. Arjuna claims that the management of the organisation is now consulting with foreign physicians to assess whether the player needs surgery or not.

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Additionally, the former The 26-year-old all-rounder is a critical component of Sri Lanka’s offensive, and the squad is now exploring all alternatives to get him to play in the championship match, said the legendary Sri Lankan batter.

The team’s bowling resources will be greatly diminished by Hasaranga’s complete World Cup absence. At the two most recent ICC Men’s T20 World Cups as well as the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 in Zimbabwe in June, the legendary leg spinner led the wicket rankings.

On October 7, at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, Sri Lanka will play South Africa in the opening match of the ICC World Cup. One of the two teams that hasn’t made an announcement is the 1996 World Cup champion.

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