Every cricketer has a dream of playing the ICC ODI World Cup in his career but only a very few players get a chance to represent their team in the most anticipated tournament in Cricket. Ahead of the ICC Men’s World Cup, Sri Lanka suffered a blow as star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is likely to miss the tournament. Yes, you heard it right, there are bright chances that Wanindu Hasaranga will not be available for the upcoming 50-overs World Cup which is happening in India this year. Since this news broke out, Sri Lankan Cricket Team fans have been disappointed as Wanindu Hasaranga could be the match-winner for them. He bowls crucial overs in the match and takes wickets for the team. What is the reason for Wanindu Hasaranga’s missing World Cup? Let’s delve deep into the details and learn more.
Wanindu Hasaranga Likely To Miss ICC Men’s ODI World Cup
Star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga who always has been a trump card for his team is likely to miss the World Cup. The reason for his unavailability would be his injury. Due to a hamstring injury, star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga may not be able to play for his team. Reportedly, Sri Lanka Cricket did not leave any stone unturned for the speedy recovery of Wanindu Hasaranga but despite efforts to aid his recovery, he is likely to miss the 50-overs World Cup due to a hamstring injury.
Wanindu Hasaranga Injured His Hamstring
The star-allrounder got injured last month while playing in the Lanka Premier League. As a result, he also missed the Asia Cup 2023 where Sri Lanka finished as the runners-up. During the Lanka Premier League, Wanindu Hasaranga injured his hamstring. On reflecting on Hasaranga’s hamstring injury, Sri Lanka Cricket medical panel chief Arjuna de Silva said, “We are consulting foreign doctors to see whether he needs surgery or not. If he does, he will be out for at least three months. At the moment, the situation is not that great, and it’s highly unlikely that he can play in the World Cup.”
There is no doubt, the Sri Lankan team will miss Hasaranga during the World Cup. He would be a big threat on Indian soil against Australia, England, and New Zealand. In fact, he was the leading wicket-taker in the last two editions of T20 World Cups. Sri Lanka will announce a 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup on September 28.