Injuries came as a blessing to Sri Lanka

Some of the Sri Lankan players of the current world cup squad were ruled out due to injuries. Specially Dimuth Karunaratne and Jeevan Mendis. Both of these players were in the dispute of selection. Many ex-cricketers, fans etc complained about these two. Both are removed from the squad due to injuries.

We all know Upul  Tharanga has some problem in his technique, but comparing to new comer Karunaratne, Upul is far far better. Jeevan mendis is neither a batsman nor a bowler. None knows why he is in the squad. He bowls 3/4 overs, doesn't bat also. Batting average 20, bowling average 40. Yes, It is not that batting average 40, bowling average 20. In 54 ODI, he scored only one half-century (72) while Thisara perera has 5 fifties in 101 matches, even Nuwan kulasekara has 3 fifties. In 54 ODIs, he took only 28 wickets.

So, injuries of these two ended a long dispute of selection.

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