The former captain continues to be the dominant influence in the field, but seems to retain the selectors’ faith above the gloriously gifted Rishabh Pant for sentimental reasons rather than on merit given his recent haphazard strike rate. Rating. As Sri Lanka eye their first 50-over World Cup trophy since 1996, we look at their players and what we can expect of them: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain): Karunaratne's leadership and batting crucial to Sri Lanka's chances, Lahiru Thirimanne: Islanders pin batting hopes on reliable Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva: Dhananjaya's multiple skills make him a vital cog for Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera: Flamboyant opener crucial to team getting good starts in upcoming event, Angelo Mathews: Mathews looking to live up to 'finisher' tag in showpiece tournament, Kusal Mendis:  Sri Lanka's No 4 can provide stability in middle overs, Avishka Fernando: Back-up opener can provide explosive starts if given a chance, Thisara Perera: Perera could be the finisher and match-winner Sri Lanka need, Milinda Siriwardene: Siriwardene can provide batting firepower in death overs, Nuwan Pradeep: Armed with slower deliveries and yorkers, Pradeep will play the role of containing batsmen in middle overs, Suranga Lakmal: Pacer's experience and control will be lethal early on, Isuru Udana: Left-arm pacer provides variety to the Sri Lanka pace attack, Jeffrey Vandersay: Highly rated Vandersay will look to make the most of limited opportunities in England, Lasith Malinga: Malinga's guile will be Sri Lanka's most lethal weapon in England, Jeevan Mendis: Mendis' all-round ability, experience lends balance to side, For all the latest news, opinions and analysis from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, click here. On 19 May 2019, Sunil Ambris, Dwayne Bravo, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Raymon Reifer and Kieron Pollard were all named as reserve players by Cricket West Indies. [23] As of 10 July 2018, Sri Lanka have played 108 T20I matches and won 54 of them; 52 were lost and 1 tied and 1 no result match as well. An early moving ball or throat-threatening bouncer can reveal that he remains human but once set he is devilishly hard to dislodge. The 1999 semi-final against Australia, culminating in a calamitous run out of Lance Klusener when they needed one off the last three balls to win, will probably hold the most scars. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka squad: ... Sri Lanka players celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Aiden Markram during the World Cup warm-up match. Always in the game, nagging away at the opposition, Afghanistan are that rarest of essentially novice teams in that they seldom get blown away. Down and out six months ago and grovelling in the shadows of the ball-tampering scandal, there was little chance of Australia retaining their crown. that it is going to be confirmed with a World Cup win on their own turf, Surrey's ACE project given £540,000 to increase number of Afro-Caribbean boys and girls playing cricket, Exclusive Ted Dexter interview: English cricket's Renaissance man reflects on a life well lived, Jofra Archer on playing in bio-secure bubbles: 'You are counting days down till you are free again'. He was replaced by Ikram Alikhil. As it was they were rolled over for 183, and the Aussies cantered to a one-sided victory. Matthew Wade was named as cover for him. Karunaratne, returning to Sri Lanka’s ODI fold after four years, is fairly new to the team … [28], New Zealand announced their 15-man squad on 3 April 2019. Canny at the death, he can be expensive if he strays from his ideal length but fullish balls slanted across then straightening on the right-hander make anyone driving susceptible to nicking off, slicing it to point or dragging on. You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. At his best when rattling through his overs, laying the trap with his guile and dot-ball darts that are difficult for those who cannot pick his googly to attack, he averages 15 for each of his 123 ODI wickets. Flair, fast bowling and flailing bats: flamboyant shot-makers score the runs, the fast men flatten the opponents. [2] All 10 teams were required to submit a 15-member squad by 23 April,[3] with changes to the squad allowed to be made up to 22 May. As of July 2018, Sri Lanka have faced nine teams in Test cricket—only recent Test nations Afghanistan and Ireland are missing from their list of opponents—with their most frequent opponent being Pakistan, playing 51 matches against them. Definitely one of the heavyweights in the history of the Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka’s top scorer in the tournament is Kumar Sangakkara who is also the third highest in the overall list with 1532 runs. All this is a squad with all the elements required to succeed. [44] Sri Lanka Cricket oversees the progress and handling of the major domestic competitions: the First-class tournament Premier Trophy, the List A tournament Premier Limited Overs Tournament and the Twenty20 Tournament. [14] Jhye Richardson was originally included in the squad but on 8 May 2019, he was ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder and replaced by Kane Richardson. Jofra Archer has already made quite an impact in an England shirt. [6], Two cricketers, New Zealand's Tom Blundell and Bangladesh's Abu Jayed, had not played in a One Day International (ODI) prior to being named in their team's squad. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison. [25][26] In the meantime, Sri Lanka involved 5-0 whitewash in three times against South Africa, India and Pakistan in 2017. Pakistan host Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi for the first of three ODIs on Friday with the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League at stake. “Rally round the West Indies,” the David Rudder standard, lesser-spotted now but as great as ever. Williamson is an absolute class act whatever the format, and Martin Guptill a fearsome striker of the ball who holds the record for the highest individual score in a World Cup. Copyright © 2020. [38] On 24 June 2019, Andre Russell was ruled out of the rest of the tournament, due to a knee injury, and was replaced by Sunil Ambris.[39]. India’s captain tops the Test and ODI rankings because of the consistent application of a talent that comes as close to irrepressible as anything can. [37] On 19 May 2019, Sunil Ambris, Dwayne Bravo, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Raymon Reifer and Kieron Pollard were all named as reserve players by Cricket West Indies. Having got past the semis, New Zealand went into the big one against Australia at Melbourne as underdogs, but given more than a puncher’s chance. What hurts Sri Lanka the most is their bowling. This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 11:25. Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Flamboyant opener crucial to team getting good starts in upcoming event ... For all the latest news, opinions and analysis from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, click here. The confirmation does not match your new password. Fast bowling-wise it’s all about keeping their key performers fit. Bandula Warnapura was the captain for Sri Lanka in that match, which England won by 7 wickets. As Sri Lanka moves closer to China, what does this mean for India and its interests. In the World Series Cup in 1984–85, Sri Lanka wore yellow uniforms with blue stripes.

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