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Wanindu Hasaranga Ruled Out Of World Cup 2023- SLC Likely To Announce Squad On 26th September: Allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga has been ruled out of the ODI World Cup 2023, which might be a major setback for Sri Lanka. According to Sports Hour, Hasaranga would not compete in the biggest event of cricket . Due to a hamstring rupture, he has been ruled out.

Wanindu Hasaranga was instrumental in Sri Lanka’s World Cup qualifying. The leg spinner took the most wickets in the competition (World Cup 2023 qualifiers), with 22 in seven matches. He got injured while playing in the LPL 2023 and got ruled out of the Asia Cup 2023 as well.

Hasaranga played in the Lanka Premier League in August. The all-rounder was in top form, both with the bat and with the ball. He was voted ‘player of the series’ after finishing the competition with the most wickets (19) and the most runs (279).

The Sri Lankan Cricket board may announce their World Cup Squad on September 26. According to sources, Hasaranga has had another injury scare while undergoing recovery. Sri Lanka is one of only two teams that have yet to confirm their roster for the prestigious tournament. The Islanders are anticipated to identify the team in the next days, since the deadline for announcing the final roster is September 28.

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Sri Lanka is dealing with too many injuries.

The injuries of some of their top players are one of the primary causes of the delay. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, and Lahiru Kumara were among the Sri Lankans who suffered injuries immediately before the Asia Cup. And it appears that the delay in revealing the team will make little difference because many of them are unlikely to recuperate in time.

Wanindu Hasaranga missed the Asia Cup due to a thigh injury sustained during the Sri Lanka Premier League. Chameera, on the other hand, had a shoulder injury during the LPL shortly after returning to action following ankle surgery. He got hurt during the warm-ups for the ODI World Cup qualifier earlier this year.

 However, the only good news SLC had before the squad announcement was. Spinner Maheesh Theekshana has recovered from a hamstring injury sustained at the Asia Cup, while Madushanka has also healed after missing the continental competition.

Sri Lanka will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on October 7th at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. However, before that, SL will play the first match of the World Cup warm-ups. They will play two practice games. The first is against Bangladesh on September 29th, while the second is against England on October 3rd.