With an impressive squad and a challenging match schedule, the island nation Sri Lanka is set to make waves in this prestigious cricket tournament. From seasoned veterans to promising young talents, Sri Lanka’s team is brimming with potential. Join us as we explore the squad composition, match dates, and their remarkable winning record in the Asia Cup.
Sri Lanka Squad For Asia Cup 2023
The Sri Lanka squad for the Asia Cup 2023 features a good mix of experienced and young players who have previously performed well for the team. With the change in format from T20 to ODI, the team has made some changes from their previous squad which won the Asia Cup 2022.
In terms of strengths, the Sri Lankan squad boasts a good balance of experienced players and promising youngsters. Angelo Matthews, in particular, brings a wealth of experience to the team, having been a key player for Sri Lanka for many years. The presence of players like Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka adds a touch of youth and energy to the squad. These young players have shown great potential and have performed well in the past, making them valuable assets to the team.
However, there are also some weaknesses in the Sri Lankan squad. One area of concern is the batting department. While they have talented batsmen like Kusal Mendis and Dhananjay de Silva, the team lacks consistent performers who can consistently score big runs. This puts added pressure on the top order to deliver consistently.
In terms of bowling, the squad has some promising options. Players like Chamika Karunaratne and Wanindu Hasaranga have shown great potential and have the ability to take wickets and control the run rate.
Below is the complete Sri Lanka squad for asia cup 2022 players list.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Nuwanidu Fernando, Angelo Matthews, Ashen Bandara, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
Sri Lanka Asia Cup Schedule 2023
The 2023 Asia Cup will see Sri Lanka kick off their tournament journey against arch rivals Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Following this match, Sri Lanka will travel to Lahore, Pakistan to play against Afghanistan on September 5th, 2023.
|Date and Time||Match Details|
|Thu, Aug 31|
08:30 AM GMT | 02:00 PM LOCAL
|Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Match, Group B|
Asia Cup, 2023
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
|Tue, Sep 05|
08:30 AM GMT | 01:30 PM LOCAL
|Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 6th Match, Group B|
Asia Cup, 2023
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Sri Lanka Winning Record in Asia Cup
Sri Lanka has a remarkable record of winning 6 Asia Cup titles. They have proven time and again that they are a force to be reckoned with in this prestigious tournament. With victories in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, and most recently in 2022. In addition to their six titles, Sri Lanka has also been named runners-up on six occasions, further highlighting their dominance in the tournament. The team has reached the Asia Cup final a staggering 12 times, a testament to their consistency and ability to perform under pressure. This remarkable feat showcases Sri Lanka’s strong cricketing heritage and its ability to compete at the highest level. To watch live coverage of all Asia Cup 2023 matches, simply tune into Channel Eye (SLRC) or Star Sports HD through your cable providers.