ICC World Cup 2019 : Sri Lanka Squad Analysis

Sri Lankan team is the top four team five years ago now playing with inexperienced captain and players

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Sri Lanka World Cup 2019
Sri Lanka World Cup 2019

Srilanka lost 12 of their last 15 completed ODIs, they are not the best team ever that SriLanka sent to the previous world cups. Captain Karunaratne scored only 267 ODI runs ever, very much sure he is the inexperienced captain comparing to all other teams.

Sri Lankan team is the top four team five years ago, but drastically fallen due to the political intrusions in the cricket board, temporary coaches and even temporary players and amateur captains.

The current coach is the fifth appointment since the last World Cup. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne had never lead the one-day team before this month and also not even played an ODI since 2015, is the fouth captain in the last year.

Sri Lanka World Cup Squad

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal

To know other team squads, see ICC Cricket World Cup Squads 2019

Sri Lanka World Cup Schedule and Fixtures

Date Match Venue
Jun 1, 2019

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka


Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 4, 2019

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka


Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Fri Jun 7, 2019

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka


County Ground, Bristol
Jun 11, 2019

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka


County Ground, Bristol
Jun 15, 2019

Australia vs Sri Lanka


Kennington Oval, London
Jun 21, 2019

England vs Sri Lanka


Headingley, Leeds
Jun 28, 2019

South Africa vs Sri Lanka


Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Jul 1, 2019 Sri Lanka vs West Indies
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Jul 6, 2019 India vs Sri Lanka


Headingley, Leeds

Check out the full schedule and fixtures of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Players to watch out for :

Lasith Malinga : He is not the fiercest bowler, his Yorkers are not deadliest as once. Moreover he is good in slower ball deliveries. He is still a wicket taker with atleast two wickets in a match. If he gets some valuable opponent players wickets, the run flow can be in control.

X – factor

Isuru Udana

A talented left-arm fast-medium bowler, Isuru Udana also can strike the ball as well. He was picked up to ODI squad after the T20 all rounding performance against South Africa in March 2019. He also scores 78(57) runs against South Africa his highest individual score. He can be a real boost to the team at the bottom of the batting order.

Prediction:

No wonder this Srilankan squad will not qualify to the Semi finals for sure. It wouldn’t be surprising if this team get into the last position. But if they try harder, they can cause some upset wins.

Also read Newzealand squad analysis for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019