As Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are getting ready for the Eliminator match of the IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tonight (11 October) at Sharjah, they have released Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera from the side’s bio-bubble.
It is learnt that the Sri Lankan duo of Hasaranga and Chameera have been released to join their national squad ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 which will also be held in UAE and Oman.
“OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Wanindu Hasaranga & Dushmantha Chameera have been released from the RCB bio bubble as they join up with the SL team for their #WT20 qualifiers. We wish both of them the best & thank them for their professionalism & hard work during #IPL2021,” RCB tweeted.
Wanindu Hasaranga & Dushmantha Chameera have been released from the RCB bio bubble as they join up with the SL team for their #WT20 qualifiers.
We wish both of them the best & thank them for their professionalism & hard work during #IPL2021. #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/m8U2p4YaiK
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 11, 2021
As far as the Sri Lankan side is concerned, the island nation had announced their final 15-member squad on Sunday (10 October) for the upcoming ICC mega event in the middle east.
Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando and Akila Dananjaya have been included in the final squad by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Apart from that, the former Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardena was appointed as the consultant of the Sri Lankan squad for the first round of the showpiece event.
Sri Lanka will play in two ICC-organised World Cup warm-up games, on October 12 and 14 before commencing its T20 World Cup 2021 campaign.
Sri Lanka squad:
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva (VC), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando