Sri Lanka hopes Chameera can fill the void of injured Kumara in the World Cup

Sri Lanka hopes Chameera can fill the void of injured Kumara in the World Cup

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Sri Lanka will miss Lahiru Kumara for the remaining World Cup matches but the 1996 champions can count on Dushmantha Chameera after the fast bowler was ruled out with a thigh injury, assistant coach Naveed Nawaz said on Sunday.

Kumara played a key role in Sri Lanka’s eight-wicket victory over defending champions England, taking three wickets in his last game. However, he suffered a muscle problem during training ahead of the match against Afghanistan in Pune on Monday and was replaced by Chameera.

“He was the man of the match in the last game. Obviously he bowled very well, so it hurt us a bit,” said Nawaz, whose team is fifth in the table and is gunning for a place in the semi-finals. will be.” From reporters.

“On the other hand we are bringing Chameera in. He is also an experienced bowler, so if he is selected to play tomorrow I think it will be good for us.”

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