Tata IPL 2023: Dasun Shanaka has replaced Kane Williamson in the Gujarat Titans squad

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka replaced Williamson in the Gujarat Titans squad for the rest of the Tata IPL 2023 season.

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Gujarat Titans have brought in Sri Lankan allrounder Dasun Shanaka as a replacement for Kane Williamson, who was ruled out of the Tata IPL 2023 season after injuring his knee in the opening game of the season against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad.

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Sri Lanka's T20I captain, Shanaka is a batting allrounder. He has played 181 T20s, scored 3702 runs at a strike rate of 141.94, and taken 59 wickets with an economy rate of 8.8. He had scored 124 runs at a strike rate of 187.87 during Sri Lanka's three T20Is in India in January this year. This will be his first appearance in the IPL.

Williamson landed awkwardly with his right knee buckling under his weight while attempting a catch at in the 13th over of CSK's innings. He jumped to intercept a ball headed for six off Ruturaj Gaikwad's bat. Williamson managed to save two runs, palming the ball into the field of play before it bounced onto the boundary boards, but by that point, he was on the ground clutching his right knee. He couldn't continue in the game and returned to New Zealand for further assessment and treatment.

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