Pathum Nissanka, Dushmantha Chameera set to miss Bangladesh series

Opening batsman Pathum Nissanka and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera is set to miss out from the upcoming Bangladesh series next month due to injuries.

Nissanka sustained a hamstring injury during the third T20I against Afghanistan. Although the injury does not seem to be serious, Nissanka is still feeling discomfort in his leg.

It is reported that Pathum will be given rest for the entire series after retiring hurt during the Afghanistan series last month.

Exciting batsman Avishka Fernando is likely to replace Nissanka in the squad, although the official announcement of the squad is pending.

On the other hand, Dushmantha Chameera is also expected to miss the series as he continues to recover from an injury suffered during the Afghanistan series.

Asitha Fernando has been called in as his replacement.

In another setback for Sri Lanka, T20I captain Wanindu Hasaranga will miss the first two T20I matches after being suspended by the ICC for two games following an incident with umpire Lyndon Hannibal during the third T20I against Afghanistan on 21 February.

However, Hasaranga is anticipated to return to the team and lead in the third and final T20I in Sylhet on 9 March.

In the absence of Hasaranga, vice-captain Charith Asalanka will lead the team in the first two matches.

The series will consist of three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests.

The T20Is will commence in Sylhet on 4, 6, and 9 March, followed by the ODIs on 13, 15, and 18 March.

After the limited-overs series, a two-match Test series will take place as part of the third ICC World Test Championship cycle.

The first Test will be held in Sylhet from 22-26 March, with the second Test starting on 30 March in Chattogram.

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