Sri Lanka Squad for Cricket World Cup 2023 The cricketing world is abuzz with anticipation as we draw closer to the most awaited ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. While many teams have already unveiled their teams for the mega ICC event in India, Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) also joined in and added to the excitement by announcing their formidable 15-member squad for the marquee World Cup.
The decision to finalize the squad comes following thorough deliberations by the Sri Lankan selection committee, which aimed to balance experience and youthful exuberance. The stage is set, and the anticipation is palpable as the Asian Lions prepare to embark on this historic journey. In the last edition of the ICC World Cup, Sri Lanka failed to qualify for the semi-finals. Out of 9 games, Sri Lanka won 3 games and lost 4. Two games ended with no result. Hence, Sri Lanka got the 6th place in the points table which was not enough to grab a semi-final seat. Sri Lanka has always been a powerful team in ODI World Cups. Sri Lanka Squad for Cricket World Cup 2023 The Asian nation reached the finals of the ODI World Cup in the 2007 and 2011 editions. In 1996, Sri Lanka won the ODI World Cup for the first team under skipper Ajrun Ranatunga. In the ICC World Cup 2023, Sri Lanka will seek to grab their second ODI World Cup title.
Team Sri Lanka 15-players Squad:
The squad mixes seasoned players and promising talents who have performed outstandingly in recent matches. Sri Lanka boasts a strong lineup, with several key players expected to impact the team’s performance significantly. Here is the 15-member squad that will undoubtedly impact their team performance in the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
Dasun Shanaka(c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis(wk), Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Pramod Madushan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara.
Dasun Shanaka is the current captain of Sri Lanka in white-ball formats. Hence, he will lead the team in the tournament. Sri Lanka, known for their strong batting lineup, will rely on star players like Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka to put up a formidable total on the board. Sri Lanka has many powerful names in the spin department like Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dunith Wellalage. In the pace department, Lahiru Kumara, Dushantha Chameera, and Matheesha Pathirana are some prominent players.
ICC World Cup 2023 begins on October 5 in India. A total of 10 teams will clash with each other to clinch the trophy. 48 matches will take place during the tournament. The ICC World Cup 2023 final is scheduled to be played on November 19. Sri Lanka will commence their campaign in ICC World Cup 2023 with a clash against South Africa on October 7. The Sri Lanka vs. South Africa encounter will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. They will face New Zealand on November 9 in their last match of the round-robin stage. They will play two warm-up matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan on September 29 and October 3 respectively.