Sri Lanka’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup has sprung a huge surprise. Dimuth Karunaratne has been named as the captain of the side. The left-hander hasn’t played a single ODI since 2015. Earlier, Lasith Malinga was leading the team. But he has been axed and Karunaratne appeared as a shocking selection.
Angelo Mathews returns to the squad while Dinesh Chandimal misses out. There are some other surprising picks with the likes of Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay and Milinda Siriwardana being picked in the 15-man provisional squad.
Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga and Angelo Perera have been named as the reserve players who will travel with the team for the marquee event in England and Wales. Sri Lanka will start their World Cup campaign against New Zealand on June 1.
Here is the 15-man Sri Lanka Team for World Cup
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana
Sri Lankan’s Squad for ICC World cup 2019
Sri Lankan National Cricket Team is all set to play ICC World Cup with 7 Batsmen, 3 All-rounders, 5 Bowlers. Here is the Sri Lankan team Squad for World cup 2019.
|Sri Lanka’s CWC 2019 Squad|
|Name||Role||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Dimuth Karunaratne||Batsman||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Lasith Malinga||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|Thisara Perera||Allrounder||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Nuwan Pradeep||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|Angelo Mathews||Batsman||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|Kusal Perera||WK-Batsman||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Suranga Lakmal||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|Jeevan Mendis||Allrounder||Left-handed||Right-arm leg-break|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||Batsman||Left-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Lahiru Thirimanne||Batsman||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Isuru Udana||Bowler||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Avishka Fernando||Batsman||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium|
|Kusal Mendis||WK-Batsman||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Jeffrey Vandersay||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Milinda Siriwardana||Allrounder||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
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