Colombo: The Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup series has been announced. The team can advance to the next round only if they finish in the top two positions in the first round group match of the series. It is noteworthy that the Sri Lankan team won the title of champion in the recently held Asia Cup series.
The T20 World Cup series will be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13. A total of 16 teams are participating in it. The series will be held as first round, Super 12, semi-final and final. Total 45 matches.
Sri Lanka, one of the 4 teams seeded ninth to twelfth in the 2021 T20 World Cup, will play in the first round. Asian champions Sri Lanka are in the group stage. This is due to the performance of the team that played in the last T20 World Cup series.
Sri Lanka Team Details: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Padum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Sarith Asalanga, Banuka Rajapakse, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vanindu Hazaranga, Mahesh Dikshana, Jebri, Samika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Sameera, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madhushanka, Pramodshan. Sameera and Lahiru Kumara’s fitness will be a test for the Sri Lankan team.
Reserve Players: Asen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando.