Sri Lanka named their 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 on Tuesday. Leg-spinning all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is among four key Sri Lankan players who will miss the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 due to injury. Pacers Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Madushanka, and Lahiru Kumara are also missing from the squad due to injuries. Binura Fernando and Pramod Madushan were added to replace the injured players. Meanwhile, Kusal Perera is making a comeback after two years. He is still recovering from flu according to a statement from Sri Lankan Cricket and will join the rest of the squad once he recovers.
Chameera has a pectoral injury, Madushanka hurt himself during a practice match last week and Kumara has a side strain. Sri Lanka are in the mud as most of the key players will miss the competition due to injuries. Dasun Shanaka will captain the Sri Lankan side while Kusal Mendis will play the role of vice-captain. Maheesh Theekshana will lead the spin department in Hasaranga's absence, accompanied by Dunith Wellalage and Dushan Hemantha. Sri Lanka will open their Asia Cup 2023 campaign against Bangladesh on Thursday in Pallekele.