The SLC’s medical panel provides an important update on Wanindu Hasaranga’s injury ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023. Hasaranga is currently recovering from a hamstring injury suffered in August during the 2023 Lankan Premier League playoffs.
Arjuna de Silva, the medical panel head for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), presented an update on Wanindu Hasaranga’s injury. The great spinner is currently recovering from a hamstring injury suffered during the LPL 2023 playoffs in August. Which also prevent him from participating in Sri Lanka’s recent Asia Cup campaign, in which they were runners-up.
The cricketer is unlikely to play in the upcoming Cricket World Cup in India, which will take place from October 5 to November 19. According to Arjuna, team management is currently consulting with overseas physicians to decide whether or not the player requires surgery.
“We’re consulting with foreign doctors to see if he needs surgery. ” He’ll be sidelined for at least three months if he does. At the present, his status is not ideal, and he is unlikely to play in the World Cup. ” Arjuna de Silva told the Sri Lankan publication The Sunday Times.
We are looking at other options to see how best we can get his services: Aravinda de Silva
Furthermore, the former famous Sri Lankan batter went on to explain that the 26-year-old all-rounder is an important part of Sri Lanka’s offensive and that the squad is now exploring all avenues to get him to play in the showpiece event.
“Because he is a key weapon in our attack, we are exploring other options to see how we can best secure his services, at least for important games.” “It all depends on the consultant’s opinions, to whom we are attempting to show his reports,” he continued.
The departure of Hasaranga from the World Cup will drastically weaken the team’s bowling resources. The ace leg spinner led the wicket-taking charts in 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.
Sri Lanka will begin their campaign in the ICC global event against South Africa on October 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The 1996 World Cup champions are one of two teams that have yet to announce their lineup for the main tournament.