Punt airlifted to undergo surgery
India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is to be flown to Mumbai by air ambulance to undergo surgery after being injured in a car crash last week.
Pant has been receiving treatment at Max Hospital in Dehradun.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the 25-year-old will also have “subsequent procedures for ligament tears”.
Police said Pant’s car flipped over twice and caught fire after he “dozed off” and lost control.
In a statement, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said: “The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period.”
Pant crashed on 30 December between Mangalaur and Nursan, close to his hometown of Roorkee in the northern state of Uttarakhand.
Reports in India said the Delhi Capitals player suffered injuries to his head, back and leg.
Dimuth recalled for tournament against Afghanistan
The 16-member squad has been selected by the Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee for the first two games of the ODI series vs. Afghanistan.
The three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will commence on June 02, 2023, at the MRICS in Hambantota.
Former captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been recalled to Sri Lanka’s ODI squad to replace batsman Nuwanidu Fernando. Karunaratne captained Sri Lanka’s ODI team until he was dropped following the tour of West Indies in 2021 and has not played international white-ball cricket since.
Also included is fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera, a welcome return for Sri Lanka’s best fast bowler who has not played international cricket since September last year when he picked up an injury during the early stages of Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup campaign.
Also missing out on a place is all-rounder Dunith Wellalage, replaced by uncapped leg spinner Dushan Hemantha.
The squad is as follows :
1) Dasun Shanaka – Captain
2) Pathum Nissanka
3) Dimuth Karunaratne
4) Kusal Mendis (WK) – Vice Captain
5) Angelo Mathews
6) Charith Asalanka
7) Dhananjaya De Silva
8) Sadeera Samarawickrama – (WK)
9) Chamika Karunaratne
10) Dushan Hemantha
11) Wanindu Hasaranga
12) Lahiru Kumara
13) Dushmantha Chameera
14) Kasun Rajitha
15) Matheesha Pathirana
16) Maheesh Theekshana
Chennai Super Kings win fifth IPL title
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title for the fifth time yesterday (29).
According to the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method, Gujarat Titans (GT), who were the champions of the previous tournament, were defeated by Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets.
The Chennai team won the IPL title in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021 under the leadership of its Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
According to the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method of the match held in Ahmedabad, the Chennai players who chased a target of 171 runs in 15 overs managed to complete the winning target by losing only 5 wickets in 15 overs.
Devon Conway scored 47 runs and Shivam Dube scored 32 runs not out in 21 balls.
Mohith Sharma took 3 wickets for the Gujarat team.
The CSK won the toss and invited the Gujarat players to bat first. The GT team scored 214 runs for 4 wickets at the end of their 20 overs.
Sai Sudharsan scored 96 runs in 47 balls.
Sri Lankan player Matheesha Pathirana took 2 wickets.
Yupun suffers minor hamstring injury
Sri Lankan sprint sensation – Yupun Abeykoon says that he has been advised by medical experts to stay away from competitions for a few weeks due to a minor hamstring injury.
Issuing a statement, Yupun says that he has already stated his rehab process with his Physio, doctors and the rest of the staff and is ‘looking forward to coming back stronger than I was in the upcoming competitions.’
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