T20 World Cup 2022: Binura Fernando replaces Dilshan Madushanka in Sri Lanka's squad

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 has approved Binura Fernando as a replacement for Dilshan Madushanka.

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The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 has approved Binura Fernando as a replacement for left-arm fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka in the Sri Lanka squad. Fernando who has played nine T20Is was named as a replacement after Madushanka was ruled out due to a torn quad muscle. Fernando will travel out from Sri Lanka and join the rest of the squad in Australia.

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The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

After winning the Asia Cup 2022 earlier this month, Sri Lanka started their campaign in the international tournament by playing Namibia in their campaign opener of the First Round. While the Asian champions had been the top pick in their group, they lost their opening fixture against Namibia.

Hereon, the Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka needs to win the remaining two games against the Netherlands and UAE so as to keep their Super 12 hopes alive. Sri Lanka will play the UAE on 18th October which will be followed by their final group fixture against the Netherlands on October 20.

Sri Lanka is grouped in Round one with Namibia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. In single round-robin matches, each team will play the other three teams once and the two teams to top their group in the points table will advance to the Super 12.

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T20 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka's updated squad

Dasun Shanaka (Captain)

Danushka Gunathilaka

Pathum Nissanka

Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper)

Charith Asalanka

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Dhananjaya de Silva

Wanindu Hasaranga

Maheesh Theekshana

Jeffrey Vandersay

Chamika Karunaratne

Dushmantha Chameera

Lahiru Kumara

Binura Fernando,

Pramod Madushan

Reserves: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanido Fernando.

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