Ex-skipper Dasun Shanaka dropped from the SL vs AFG ODI series Captain’s Curse, which continues in SLC
Posted on February 8, 2024 by Alibaba

Former Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka has been dropped by his side for the upcoming 3-match SL vs. AFG ODI series. The star all-rounder was removed as Sri Lanka’s ODI captain last year in December but kept his spot in the XI.
After being removed as captain in his first series, Shanaka scored 15 runs in two matches and was subsequently dropped as a replacement for KusalMendis. However, now, the all-rounder doesn’t even find himself in the squad.
Shanaka has no one but himself to blame for getting dropped. Ever since making his debut in 2016, the all-rounder has been a liability for the Sri Lankan side. While other teams have Hardik Pandya, Shakib al-Hasan, or Mitchell Marsh as their all-rounders, Sri Lanka was stuck with Shanaka.
Not only did he feature in the XI, but he captained 41 matches as well. And the worrying sign for him and Sri Lankan fans was that his record is even worse as captain. In his 8-year career, DasunShanaka averages a miserly 22.39 with the bat with just two hundred in 71 matches while taking just 27 wickets at 37.