Sri Lanka Medical Panel Head Gives Big Update On Wanindu Hasaranga's Injury
Arjuna de Silva, who is in charge of Sri Lanka Cricket's medical panel, gave a report on Wanindu Hasaranga's injury. He said that the team management is currently talking to foreign doctors to find out if the players need surgery, and it's likely that he will miss the ODI World Cup in India.
Hasaranga is still dealing with the leg injury he got in last month's playoffs for the Lankan Premier League. The 26-year-old also missed Sri Lanka's recent Asia Cup run, where they came in second place.
Sri Lanka knows that Hasaranga doesn't have much time left to prove he's fit before their World Cup start against South Africa in Delhi on October 7. However, the team is still looking into all possible ways to let the right-arm spinner play in the 50-over show.
"He is being checked out by doctors from other countries to see if he needs surgery." He will be out for at least three months if he does. "We don't think he will be able to play in the World Cup right now," Arjuna de Silva, head of Sri Lanka's medical panel, told The Sunday Times newspaper in Sri Lanka, as reported by ICC.
"Because he is such an important part of our attack, we are looking at other ways to get his help, if only for big games." "All of that depends on what the consultant thinks after we show him the reports," he said.
Hasaranga is good at performing well on big stages, so if he missed the whole World Cup, the team would be seriously lacking in bowlers.
Hasaranga took the most wickets in the most recent two ICC Men's T20 World Cups. He also took the most wickets in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier event in Zimbabwe earlier this year.
Sri Lanka's first game in the ICC World Cup 2023 will be on October 7, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, against South Africa.
Only Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have not yet chosen their teams for this year's World Cup. Both teams have until September 28 to send the ICC their final list of 15 players for the event.