Sri Lanka World Cup Squad 2019: Sri Lanka on Thursday, 18 April announced their 15-man squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Dimuth Karunaratne, who was named as the Sri Lankan captain, a day before the SL world cup squad 2019 announcement, will lead the team into the world cup 2019. He replaced Lasith Malinga as the captain.
Lasith Malinga was skipper of the team in their recent South Africa tour. SA whitewashed Sri Lanka by 5-0. Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga and Akila Dananjaya, who were the part of the team have been left out from the squad due to their poor performances.
Lasith Malinga will lead the pace bowling department of the Sri Lankan team. Angelo Matthews who was dropped from the ODI team last year made the comeback into the team.
Apart from Angelo Matthews, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis also made remarkable comebacks into the team. Jeevan Mendis played his last ODI in World Cup 2015 against Afganistan. While, Milinda Siriwardana and Jeffrey Vandersay appeared in their previous ODI in 2017.
Sri Lanka World Cup Squad 2019
SL World Cup Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana