Sri Lanka Cricket Board Announced ODI World Cup 2023 Squad

Sri Lanka, the jewel of cricket, has officially revealed its 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup in 2023, to be hosted in the sacred land of cricket, India. Despite grappling with the turbulent tides of injury setbacks that have plagued some of their key players, the island nation has managed to piece together a squad that is poised to leave its mark on the grandest stage of them all.

Amidst swirling speculations and doubts, Dasun Shanaka stands resolute as he assumes the mantle of captaincy, leading the Sri Lankan contingent into this marquee event. His leadership will be critical in guiding a team that has its sights set on World Cup glory.

However, the path to the World Cup has its challenges, as the fitness of key players remains a concern. Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, and Dilshan Madhushanka find themselves battling injuries that could determine their participation in this prestigious tournament.

In a prudent move, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has named two reserves who will accompany the squad to the 2023 World Cup. These reserves, Dushan Hemantha, and Chamika Karunaratne, carry the crucial responsibility of providing backup in case of unforeseen contingencies.

  • Dushan Hemantha: Last appeared in an ODI against India at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17.
  • Chamika Karunaratne: Last seen in action against New Zealand on March 31, 2023, in Hamilton.

Sri Lanka’s journey to the World Cup has been no walk in the park. The team had to navigate the challenging waters of World Cup qualifiers to secure its coveted berth in the marquee event. In a triumphant display, alongside the Netherlands, Sri Lanka emerged victorious in the qualifier final in Harare, earning their ticket to India.

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Now, Sri Lankan Derby are gearing up for action as they prepare to kickstart their World Cup campaign. Their journey begins with a clash against South Africa at the iconic Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on October 7. With determination and resilience as their allies, Sri Lanka’s cricketing warriors are ready to make their presence felt on the grand stage of the ODI World Cup in India.

Sri Lanka’s World Cup Squad: Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Mendis (VC) (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Janith, Dimuth Karunaratna, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana and Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga*, Maheesh Theekshana*, and Dilshan Madhushanka*.

Reserves – Dushan Hemantha and Chamika Karunaratne

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