Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Squad: Sri Lanka, the 2022 Asia Cup champions, has unveiled its 15-man roster for the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara, who were absent from the recently finished continental championship due to injury concerns, are among the Islanders.
After a humiliating loss to Afghanistan in their opening game, Dasun Shanaka’s team entered the 15th edition of the Asia Cup as the underdogs, and their campaign was on thin ice.
However, the resilient Lankan team defeated tournament favourites Pakistan and India on their route to a historic sixth Asia Cup title by winning five straight games against all odds. Despite their injuries, fast pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara have been named to the squad for the T20 WC by the team management as a gamble.
In the shortest version of the game, Chameera has been one of their top fast bowlers. And his return to the lineup in Australian conditions will be a huge help for the 2014 T20 World Champions.
Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Squad: Madhushanka and Madhushan retained
If Chameera and Kumara are unable to recover in time for the competition. Dilshan Madushanka and Pramod Madushan. Who shone in the Asia Cup, have been added to the squad and will be leading the assault.
The Sri Lankan squad management has picked five backup players, including seasoned batter Dinesh Chandimal. Given their prior successes in the game’s shortest format. The Islanders are once again overwhelming underdogs for the competition Down Under.
Dasan Shanaka will be in charge of a talented group of athletes who are hoping to advance far in the ICC big tournament.
Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dilshan Madushanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana. Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera (Subject to fitness), Lahiru Kumara (Subject to fitness), Pramod Madushan
Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Squad: Sri Lanka Won The Asia Cup Finals
After Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped Sri Lanka reach a competitive total of 170/6. Pramod Madushan’s four-wicket haul and Wanindu Hasaranga’s three-wicket over helped Sri Lanka dismiss Pakistan for 147. Enabling them to defeat Pakistan by 23 runs and win their sixth Asia Cup championship on Sunday at Dubai International Stadium.
First, put to bat, Sri Lanka initially struggled. But Rajapaksa’s outstanding performance of 71 runs in 45 balls enabled them to reach their target of 171. Along with him, Hasaranga also scored 36 runs off 21 balls in a brief inning. Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, and Iftikhar Ahmed each claimed one wicket for Pakistan, while Haris Rauf claimed three wickets.
When Pakistan was chasing 171, they frequently lost wickets because only Mohammad Rizwan could score significantly, scoring 55 runs. Maheesh Theekshana and Chamika Karunaratne each claimed one and two wickets, respectively.