Sri Lanka Cricket Team Squad: With no big names in the squad, Sri Lanka is one of the weakest side’s in the 2019 World Cup. The Islanders enter the 12th edition of the prestigious tournament with no real expectations.
The team will be led by a new skipper in the form of Dimuth Karunaratne. The batting though hasn’t been their strongest point having players with the likes of Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne and Avishka Fernando. They will be supported by experienced all-rounders like Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, and Isuru Udana.
Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana along with Malinga will take care of new-ball duties while Sri Lanka is traveling to England with just one dedicated spinner in Jeffrey Vandersay.
Sri Lanka Cricket Team Squad for World Cup 2019
|J/N||Player||Date of birth (age)||ODIs||Role||Batting||Bowling style|
|21||Dimuth Karunaratne (c)||21 April 1988 (aged 31)||17||Batsman||Left||Right-arm medium|
|28||Avishka Fernando||5 April 1998 (aged 21)||5||Batsman||Right||Right-arm medium|
|66||Lahiru Thirimanne||9 August 1989 (aged 29)||117||Batsman||Left||Right-arm medium|
|2||Kusal Mendis (wk)||2 February 1995 (aged 24)||62||Wicket-keeper-batsman||Right||Right-arm leg spin|
|55||Kusal Perera (wk)||17 August 1990 (aged 28)||88||Wicket-keeper-batsman||Left||Left-arm medium|
|69||Angelo Mathews||2 June 1987 (aged 31)||203||All-rounder||Right||Right-arm fast-medium|
|75||Dhananjaya de Silva||6 September 1991 (aged 27)||32||All-rounder||Right||Right-arm off spin|
|1||Thisara Perera||3 April 1989 (aged 30)||153||All-rounder||Left||Right arm medium|
|17||Isuru Udana||17 February 1988 (aged 31)||5||All-rounder||Right||Left-arm fast-medium|
|46||Jeffrey Vandersay||5 February 1990 (aged 29)||11||Bowler||Right||Right-arm leg spin|
|88||Jeevan Mendis||15 January 1983 (aged 36)||54||All-rounder||Left||Right-arm leg spin|
|57||Milinda Siriwardana||4 December 1985 (aged 33)||26||All-rounder||Left||Left-arm orthodox|
|99||Lasith Malinga||28 August 1983 (aged 35)||218||Bowler||Right||Right-arm fast|
|82||Suranga Lakmal||10 March 1987 (aged 32)||81||Bowler||Right||Right-arm fast-medium|
|63||Nuwan Pradeep||19 October 1986 (aged 32)||34||Bowler||Right||Right-arm fast-medium|