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Injury Woes for Cricket World Cup Captains: Shanaka and Williamson Sidelined

Injury Woes for Cricket World Cup Captains: Shanaka and Williamson Sidelined

Sri Lanka's World Cup captain, Dasun Shanaka, has been ruled out of the tournament due to a quad injury sustained during a match against Pakistan. He

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Sri Lanka’s World Cup captain, Dasun Shanaka, has been ruled out of the tournament due to a quad injury sustained during a match against Pakistan. He will be sidelined for at least three weeks. Sri Lanka has replaced him with all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne. Kusal Mendis is expected to take over as the captain.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s captain, Kane Williamson, had to retire hurt during a match against Bangladesh after being hit on the hand by a throw. It’s uncertain how severe the injury is, but his cautious running between the wickets is a concern. New Zealand comfortably won the match, with Williamson’s impressive 78 runs. Bangladesh’s skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, also suffered a quad injury and left for scans. The extent of his injury and his availability for the next match is uncertain. New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult played crucial roles in keeping Bangladesh to a manageable total.

Both teams face captaincy challenges due to these injuries, making their upcoming matches uncertain.

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