PBKS’ Rajapaksha left SL squad for ‘poor physical condition’


IPL 2022: Only Sri Lankan IPL batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa dropped for ‘poor physical condition’, did PBKS make a mistake? – Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced the 18-man squad for the upcoming T20I three-match series against India and there are some surprises as Bhanuka Rajapaksa failed to qualify. However, what is more surprising is the reason for Rajapaksa’s omission, as the batter failed to meet fitness guidelines. Apart from the Sri Lankan team, this news left Kings of Punjab perspiration before IPL 2022. Follow the IND vs SL and IPL 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN.

Rajapaksa is currently one of Sri Lanka’s most reliable hitters in the white ball format. He scored 320 runs in just 15 T20I innings with an average of over 25 and an impressive strike rate of nearly 140. Due to his consistent performance with the bat, Punjab Kings bought him for INR 50,000,000 at the IPL 2022 auction, making him the only Sri Lankan striker to be auctioned.

IPL 2022: Only Sri Lankan IPL batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa dropped from SL squad for ‘poor physical condition’, did PBKS err?

However, it was reported on Monday that Rajapaksa was not included in the 18-man squad led by Dasun Shanaka because he did not meet the required ‘skin fold’ level, which is simply a way of calculating the composition of body fat. With the 2022 IPL season fast approaching, it will now be interesting to see how the 30-year-old hitter regains his fitness in a month. As for the series, Sri Lanka will play three T20I matches against India – two in Dharamshala and one in Lucknow, before facing each other in two test matches in Mohali and Bengaluru.

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SL Squad India Series: T20I Team

  1. Dasun Shanaka- Captain
  2. Pathum Nissanka
  3. Kusal Mendis
  4. Charith Asalanka – vice captain
  5. Dinesh Chandimal
  6. Danushka Gunathilaka
  7. Kamil Mishara
  8. Janith Liyanage
  9. Wanindu Hasaranga
  10. Chamika Karunaratne
  11. Dushmantha Chameera
  12. Lahiru Kumara
  13. Binura Fernando
  14. Shiran Fernando
  15. Maheesh Theekshana
  16. Jeffrey Vandersay
  17. Praveen Jayawickrama
  18. Ashian Daniel

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IPL 2022: Only Sri Lankan IPL batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa dropped from SL squad for ‘poor physical condition’, did PBKS err?

Sri Lanka India Tour, 2022
Sr. No. Day Dated Meet Location
1 Thursday February 24 1st T20I Lucknow
2 Saturday February 26 2n/a T20I Dharamshala
3 Sunday February 27 3rd T20I Dharamshala
4 Friday 4and-8and March 1st Test Mohali
5 Saturday 12and -16and March 2n/a Trial (D/N) bangalore

IPL 2022: Only Sri Lankan IPL batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa dropped from SL squad for ‘poor physical condition’, did PBKS err?

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