Kusal Mendis appointed Captain of Lanka in WC

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Agency :
Sri Lanka appointed Kusal Mendis as the new Captain of the side following the exclusion of regular captain Dasun Shanaka being ruled out due to an injury. Shanaka suffered a thigh injury in Tuesday’s six-wicket loss to Pakistan, with Chamika Karunaratne approved as a replacement in the squad for the all-rounder.

The 32-year-old will need three weeks to recover from the injury.

He is likely to return in the last few matches for the Sri Lanka.

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The Sri Lankan team has faced another setback with fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana’s injury.

Pathirana is expected to be out of action for at least a week due to a shoulder injury, leaving the team with challenges in the fast bowling department.