Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga have been released from the IPL bio-bubble to join the Sri Lanka team ahead of next week's T20 World Cup qualifiers, which starts on October 17. As a result, the duo will miss Royal Challengers' eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday night.

In an official announcement on Twitter, Royal Challengers said: "We wish both of them the best & thank them for their professionalism & hard work during #IPL2021."

Both Hasaranga and Chameera were signed as replacements ahead of the UAE leg of this season. Hasaranga played just two matches and didn't pick up a wicket while Chameera didn't make the starting XI at all.

Sri Lanka are part of Group A, which also includes Netherlands, Namibia and Ireland, for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Their campaign begins against Namibia on October 18 in Abu Dhabi.