Sri Lanka Cricket Team, Asia Cup 2022

Finest Sri Lanka Enjoying XI For ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022.  Sri Lanka are with out Dinesh Chandimal, who’s on their stand-by checklist on this event, with Dasun Shanaka captaining his aspect for the second time at a T20 World Cup. Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka are two of the 5 gamers to have been included within the squad having missed out final trip within the UAE and Oman (2021 T20I World Cup).

Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal (Picture Credit score: Getty)

It has been a yr of two halves for Sri Lanka, who’ve tasted defeat of their three bilateral T20I collection however got here alive when the event stress was on. Sri Lanka suffered two collection defeats towards Australia, 4-1 down underneath and 2-1 on house soil, both aspect of struggling a 3-0 whitewash in India.

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team winning Asia Cup 2022 (Image Credits: Twitter)
Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Group successful Asia Cup 2022 (Picture Credit: Twitter)

Within the Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka recovered from its defeat to Afghanistan within the opening fixture to go undefeated from that time onwards, with three dramatic wins in a row. The ultimate was extra routine as they defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to assert their first T20I Asia Cup and stand them in good stead forward of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022.

The Sri Lanka squad for T20 World cup 2022 has a 15-member group which incorporates: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera (topic to health), Lahiru Kumara (topic to health), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan.

Standby Gamers: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando.

Sri Lanka certified for the ICC T20I World Cup 2022 by advantage of qualifying for the Tremendous 12 within the 2021 version. Nonetheless, since they had been outdoors the highest eight on the stipulated deadline of November 15, 2021, they must qualify for the Tremendous 12 but once more. This time they’ve been grouped with Namibia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates in Group A.

Sri Lanka will play all their First Spherical matches at Kardinia Park in Geelong. They’ll face Namibia on October 16, the UAE on October 18 (their solely day-nighter), and the Netherlands on October 20.

In the event that they high the group, they are going to be pooled with Australia, England, New Zealand, and Afghanistan in Group 1 of the Tremendous 12. In the event that they end second, they are going to be part of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa in Group 2.

(File) Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga kisses the ICC World Twenty20 trophy after defeating India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka in 2014 | AFP
(File) Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga kisses the ICC World Twenty20 trophy after defeating India on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Dhaka in 2014 | AFP

After falling brief on the ultimate hurdle in 2012, Sri Lanka made amends on the very subsequent version and had been topped T20 World Champions for the primary time in 2014. Lasith Malinga’s males topped their group with three wins from 4 video games to arrange a conflict with West Indies within the semi-finals. In a repeat of the 2012 T20 World Cup closing, Sri Lanka obtained the higher of the Windies in a rain-truncated recreation in Dhaka.

In an all-Asia closing, Sri Lanka bowled brilliantly to limit India to 130 and chased it down simply with greater than two overs to spare. It was a becoming farewell to Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena, each of whom bid farewell to T20I cricket hoisted on the shoulders of their teammates and with the T20 World Cup trophy in hand.

Finest Sri Lanka Enjoying XI For ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis. (Credits: Twitter)
Kusal Mendis. (Credit: Twitter)

Kusal Mendis scored 54 within the first warm-up match towards Zimbabwe on October 11. His 54 off 29 balls together with 6 fours and three sixes batting as an opener noticed Sri Lanka win by 33 runs. He scored 155 in 6 matches in Asia Cup 2022 averaging 25.83 which included 2 fifties-60 towards Bangladesh within the group stage and 57 towards India in Tremendous 4.

Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka Picture Supply: Twitter

Sri Lanka’s right-hand opening batter Pathum Nissanka scored 21 off 15 balls within the warm-up recreation towards Zimbabwe. His knock included 4 boundaries. He scored 173 runs in 6 T20Is averaging 34.6 in Asia Cup 2022.

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva
Dhananjaya de Silva (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

Dhananjaya de Silva, a Sri Lanka all-rounder changed Charith Asalanka within the latter phases of Asia Cup 2022 after Charith Asalanka had scored solely 9 runs in 4 T20Is. The all-rounder scored 17 off 16 balls within the 2022 T20I World Cup warm-up fixture towards Zimbabwe moreover choosing a wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva scored 37 runs in 2 innings averaging 18.5 in Asia Cup 2022. He additionally picked 1 wicket within the continental event.

Danushka Gunathilaka

Danushka Gunathilaka
Danushka Gunathilaka (Picture Credit score: ICC Twitter)

Danushka Gunathilaka scored 17 off 18 balls within the 2022 T20I World Cup warm-up fixture towards Zimbabwe. He had scored 63 runs in 6 T20Is averaging 10.5 in Asia Cup 2022. His batting common is lower than 20 in T20Is and he will surely need to make amends.

Within the yr 2020, he averaged a mere 10.5 at a below-par strike price of 91.3 whereas in 2021 and 2022, he averaged 15.83 and 11.53 respectively.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa additionally scored 17 off 16 balls within the 2022 T20I World Cup warm-up fixture towards Zimbabwe. He was Sri Lanka’s highest run-getter in Asia Cup 2022 scoring 191 runs in 6 T20Is averaging 47.75 at a strike price of 149.22.

Dasun Shanaka

Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka. (Picture Credit score: Getty Photos)

Dasun Shanaka began as an all-rounder for the Sri Lankan group however has performed purely as a batter within the final six months, particularly in T20Is. His presence on the crease has impressed the group to some unimaginable victories not too long ago.

He scored an unbeaten 16 off 13 balls within the 2022 T20I World Cup warm-up fixture towards Zimbabwe. He scored 111 runs in 6 T20Is averaging 22.20 in Asia Cup 2022. He additionally picked 2/26 within the Tremendous 4 conflict towards India moreover scoring 33*.

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga (Picture: Twitter)

Wanindu Hasaranga was the main wicket-taker in T20Is in 2021 and continued his sensational type in IPL 2022 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, scalping a complete of 26 wickets, only one in need of the Purple Cap winner Yuzvendra Chahal. He scored 66 in 6 T20Is averaging 22 and was the 2nd highest wicket-taker in Asia Cup 2022 with 9 scalps in 6 T20Is averaging 18.89.

Wanindu Hasaranga scored a 14-ball unbeaten 37 within the 2022 T20I World Cup warm-up fixture towards Zimbabwe. He was wicketless with the ball although. The rise of Wanindu Hasaranga has coincided with Sri Lanka’s breaking out of its transition part. The all-rounder has shortly turn out to be arguably their most vital participant in limited-overs cricket and extra so within the shortest format.

The wily leg-spinner has had opposition batters dancing to his tunes since making his T20I debut in 2019. In 44 T20Is, the third-ranked T20I bowler on th