Big Blow For Sri Lanka Ahead Of Asia Cup Final vs India


Maheesh Theekshana has been dominated out of the match as a consequence of a grade three hamstring tear.© AFP

Sri Lanka have suffered an enormous blow on the eve of the Asia Cup closing in opposition to India as star spinner Maheesh Theekshana has been dominated out of the match as a consequence of a grade three hamstring tear. Theekshana will take no half within the closing on Sunday, however is predicted to be included in Sri Lanka’s closing World Cup squad. Theekshana had strained his proper hamstring whereas fielding throughout Sri Lanka’s two-wicket win over Pakistan on Thursday.

“Maheesh Theekshana, who strained his proper hamstring through the sport in opposition to Pakistan, won’t be obtainable for the finals,” stated an announcement from ACC.

Theekshana went off the sphere a number of instances whereas Sri Lanka was bowling. He was seen hobbling however accomplished his nine-over spell within the 42-over-per-side contest earlier than being helped off the sphere by some Sri Lanka dugout members within the thirty ninth over.

Theekshana’s damage provides to Sri Lanka woes. They’re already with out the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara.

High order batsman Sahan Arachchige will be part of the squad whereas Theekshana undergoes rehabilitation, Sri Lanka Cricket stated.

Theekshana is Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker in ODIs in 2023 with 31 scalps in 15 matches at a mean of 17.45.

He’ll undoubtedly be a key member of Sri Lanka’s 2023 ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup squad ought to he stay match.

Groups must submit their closing groups for the mega occasion by September 28.

Sri Lanka will play two heat up video games, in opposition to Bangladesh (September 29) and Afghanistan (October 3) respectively, earlier than their opening match on October 7 in opposition to South Africa

(With PTI Inputs)

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