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Late Bloomer Gets SOS Call As Travelling Reserve In Sri Lanka's WC Squad

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Sri Lankan fast-bowler Pramod Madushan has been called in as a travelling reserve for the remainder of the ICC World Cup 2023 in India. The 29-year-old pacer has been added to the list of potential backups in a Lankan contingent hurting with growing injury concerns. 

Sri Lanka have lost regular skipper Dasun Shanaka and pacer Mattheesha Pathirana apart from facing doubts about key players Kusal Perera and lead spinner Maheesha Theekshana in the tournament for which spin allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga was ruled out in the build-up.

Having already called in experienced cricketer Angelo Mathews and seamer Dushmantha Chameera as reserves before adding them to their playing squad, the Island nation has now brought in Madhushan as their latest reserve and probable injury replacement. 

Madushan, a late bloomer, has played 3 ODIs and 8 T20Is for Sri Lanka in his young career since making his debut appearance at the international stage back in June 2022 against Australia in Colombo. 

Sri Lanka Call In Pramod Madushan As Travelling Reserve

With their knock-outs contention hanging by a slim thread, the last thing Sri Lanka could afford is another injury bump denting their ride, especially with their next match-up against the daunting tournament hosts India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday (November 2). 

Kusal Mendis and company gave themselves a major uplift with the inspiring win over England but were crashed back to earth by a heavy loss against Afghanistan in their previous game. They've now suffered a defeat in four of their six matches and desperately need a win to keep their semifinal hopes alive. 

Sri Lanka-based 'Sports Pavillion' reported, Madushan is the latest inclusion to the national team's travelling contingent for the World Cup 2023. 

Madushan will be acting as a potential backup to a pace attack that lost Pathirana and boasts of historically injury-prone men in the form of Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madhushanka and Kusan Rajitha.