Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has officially revealed the 15-member squad that will carry the hopes of the nation in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The experienced campaigner, Dimuth Karunaratne, has been entrusted with the captaincy duties, while the talented all-rounder, Angelo Mathews, assumes the role of vice-captain. The Sri Lankan squad showcases a balance of seasoned veterans and promising young talents, creating an intriguing prospect for the tournament ahead.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Sari Lanka Squad
|Dasun Shanaka (c)||Captain, All-rounder|
|Kusal Mendis||Wicket-keeper batsman, Opening batsman|
|Pathum Nissanka||Top-order batsman|
|Dimuth Karunaratne||Opening batsman|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama||Middle-order batsman|
|Charith Asalanka||Middle-order batsman|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||All-rounder|
|Maheesh Theekshana||All-rounder, Leg-spinner|
|Dunith Wellalage||Bowler, Left-arm orthodox spinner|
|Kasun Rajitha||Bowler, Right-arm medium-fast bowler|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Bowler, Right-arm fast bowler|
|Lahiru Kumara||Bowler, Left-arm fast bowler|
|Dilshan Madushanka||Bowler, Left-arm fast medium bowler|
Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 Squad Detail
1. Dasun Shanaka (c)
Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team. He is an all-rounder who is known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to bowl medium pace.
2. Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis is a wicket-keeper batsman who is one of the most exciting players in Sri Lanka’s team. He is a very aggressive batsman who is able to score runs quickly.
3. Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka is a top-order batsman who is known for his consistency and his ability to score runs at a good pace. He is a key player in Sri Lanka’s batting line-up, and he will be looking to play a match-winning role at the World Cup.
4. Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne is a left-handed opening batsman who is one of the most experienced players in Sri Lanka’s team. He is a very solid batsman who is able to build innings.
5. Sadeera Samarawickrama
Sadeera Samarawickrama is a right-handed middle-order batsman who is known for his aggressive batting style. He is a potential match-winner, and he will be looking to make a big impact for Sri Lanka at the World Cup.
6. Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka is a left-handed middle-order batsman who is one of the most exciting young players in Sri Lanka’s team. He is a very versatile batsman who is able to score runs quickly or build innings.
7. Dhananjaya de Silva
Dhananjaya de Silva is an all-rounder who is known for his batting and bowling abilities. He is a very versatile player who can provide valuable contributions with both bat and ball.
8. Mahesh Theekshana
Mahesh Theekshana is a left-arm all-rounder who is known for his leg-spin bowling. He is a very effective bowler who is able to turn the ball both ways.
9. Dunith Wellalage
Dunith Wellalage is a left-arm orthodox spinner who is one of the most exciting young bowlers in Sri Lanka’s team. He is a very talented bowler who is able to bowl with great control.
10. Kasun Rajitha
Kasun Rajitha is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who is known for his swing bowling. He is a very effective bowler who is able to take wickets in the early overs.
11. Matheesha Pathirana
Matheesha Pathirana is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his express pace. He is a very exciting young bowler, and he will be looking to make a big impact for Sri Lanka at the World Cup.
12. Lahiru Kumara
Kumara, a young fast bowler, provides Sri Lanka with an option to inject pace into the attack. His raw speed and ability to surprise batsmen with bounce make him a valuable asset in the squad.
Dilshan Madushanka is a 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler who plays for the Sri Lankan cricket team. Madushanka was one of the key bowlers for Sri Lanka in the 2023 ICC World Cup Qualifiers.