Sri Lanka Squad & Schedule For ICC World Cup 2023

Team Sri Lanka is all set to replicate the good performances they showed in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023 which they lost to India in the Final but this young group can definitely surprise many favorites for this year’s world cup like England and Australia. Find out our detailed analysis of Sri Lanka World Cup Squad 2023 and complete CWC23 match fixtures of Sri Lanka. 

Sri Lanka World Cup Squad 2023

You will find the Sri Lanka World Cup Squad for 2023 to be a mix of experienced players and promising youngsters. The squad consists of players like Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, and Kusal Perera who have already proven their worth in international cricket. These players bring a wealth of experience to the team and will be crucial in guiding the younger players in high-pressure situations.

In addition to the experienced players, the squad also includes talented youngsters like Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva. These players have shown great potential and have performed consistently well in domestic and international cricket. They bring a fresh perspective and energy to the team, which can be a game-changer in the World Cup.

The Sri Lanka squad for the World Cup 2023 also boasts a strong bowling lineup. With the likes of Dushan Hemantha, Kasun Rajitha, and Lahiru Kumara, the team has a good mix of pace and accuracy. These bowlers have the ability to take crucial wickets and put pressure on the opposition.

However, it is important to note that the squad also has some weaknesses. The batting lineup lacks a consistent middle-order batsman who can stabilize the innings in case of early wickets. This is an area that the team will need to address and find a suitable player to fill this role.

Complete Squad:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Travelling reserve: Chamika Karunaratne

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Sri Lanka Schedule for World Cup 2023

The Sri Lanka schedule for the World Cup 2023 includes matches against various teams at different venues. The team will kick off their campaign against South Africa on October 7th at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This will be followed by a match against Pakistan on October 10th at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. On October 16th, Sri Lanka will face Australia at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

They will be playing a total of nine group matches from which ideally they would want to win minimum of seven for a chance to play the big semi-final. 

Below are Sri Lanka Cricket Fixtures in CWC 2023. 

Date and TimeMatch Details
Oct 07, Sat
02:00 PM LOCAL
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th Match
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Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Oct 10, Tue
02:00 PM LOCAL
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match
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Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Oct 16, Mon
02:00 PM LOCAL
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 14th Match
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Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Oct 21, Sat
10:30 AM LOCAL
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, 19th Match
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Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Oct 26, Thu
02:00 PM LOCAL
England vs Sri Lanka, 25th Match
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M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Oct 30, Mon
02:00 PM LOCAL
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 30th Match
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Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Nov 02, Thu
02:00 PM LOCAL
India vs Sri Lanka, 33rd Match
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Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Nov 06, Mon
02:00 PM LOCAL
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 38th Match
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Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Nov 09, Thu
02:00 PM LOCAL
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 41st Match
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M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Sri Lanka Winning Record in ODI World Cups

Sri Lanka has consistently performed admirably in ODI World Cups, but they have yet to secure another championship title since their triumph in 1996. Over the years, Sri Lanka has established themselves as a formidable force in the cricketing world, consistently reaching the knockout stages and even making it to the finals on multiple occasions. However, they have fallen short in their quest for another World Cup victory.

Looking at Sri Lanka’s past performances in ODI World Cups, they have had a mixed bag of results. After their victorious campaign in 1996, where they were led by the legendary Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lanka faced some early exits in subsequent tournaments. They failed to progress past the group stage in 1999, 2003, and 2019, which was a disappointment for the team and their fans.

However, Sri Lanka also had some notable achievements in ODI World Cups. They reached the semi-finals in 2003, where they were defeated by Australia. In 2007 and 2011, Sri Lanka made it to the finals but fell short against Australia and India, respectively. These performances showcased the team’s ability to compete at the highest level and be a contender for the title.

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As Sri Lanka prepares for the upcoming World Cup in 2023, they will be eager to improve upon their previous performances and aim for another shot at the championship.

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