Dasun Shanka Replaces Williamson in IPL 2023: Sri Lanka’s Captain Dasun Shanka in IPL

Sri Lankan cricket team captain Dasun Shanka has been chosen to play for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Dasun Shanka Replaces Williamson in IPL 2023, Kane was injured during a match against Chennai Super Kings. In the last auction, Shanka went unsold despite putting in a minimum bid of 5 million. However, per the rules, the player who replaces an injured player gets the minimum price of the unsold in the auction. Shanka will receive 50 lakh rupees for his services.

Dasun Shanka Replaces Williamson in IPL 2023
Dasun Shanka Replaces Williamson in IPL 2023

Shanka’s Career and Performance

Shanka a star all-rounder known for his aggressive batting and medium-pace bowling will play in the IPL for the first time. He has consistently performed well against India, and his performance was crucial in Sri Lanka winning the Asia Cup title last year. He has played 6 Tests, 50 ODIs, and 87 T20Is for Sri Lanka. He has scored 3,702 runs in 181 T20 matches with 3 centuries and 15 fifties.

Shanka played an explosive inning of 56 runs off 22 balls with 2 fours and 6 sixes to defeat India by 16 runs in the second T20I match last January. He scored 46, 56, and 23 runs in that series. In the first ODI match against India in the same series, Shanka played an unbeaten century of 188 runs with 12 fours and 3 sixes in 88 balls.

Gujarat Titans’ Foreign Players

Shanka’s arrival will strengthen the Gujarat Titans. GT defeated Delhi Capitals in 2nd match. GT also won against Chennai Super Kings in their opening match. They have Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, David Miller, Matthew Wade, Alzari Joseph, Shanka, Oden Smith, and Noor Ahmed as foreign players. Shanka will be the first choice as he is a match-winning all-rounder. Gujarat will likely field Rashid Khan, Shanka, David Miller, and Alzari Joseph as four foreign players.

GT Squad in IPL 2023

Conclusion: Dasun Shanka Replaces Williamson in IPL 2023

Shanka’s finisher skills, reliable all-rounder capabilities, and captaincy experience will be a valuable addition to the Gujarat Titans. Shanka will join the Gujarat team only after the three-match. He is busy with the T20I series against New Zealand that ends on Saturday.

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