SRI LANKA IN T20 WORLD CUP IN 2022
The Sri Lankan team was unveiled on September 16, 2022, five days after the United
The Sri Lankan team was unveiled on September 16, 2022, five days after the United Arab Emirates hosted the Asia Cup. They summoned up Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera, who both suffered injuries that prevented them from competing in the Asia Cup. Dinesh Chandimal, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, and Praveen Jayawickrama are the four guys who were in the Asia Cup team and have been named as standbys. The Sri Lankan team features a group of all-around players. Their main bowler Wanindu Hasaranga is also a more than capable down-the-order batsman, and captain Dasun Shanaka can bat or bowl at any point in the innings. A dangerous quartet is completed by Chamika Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva. Expected batsmen who made the cut include Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa—the last two of whom also serve as the team's wicketkeepers. Despite Charith Asalanka's underwhelming performance at the Asia Cup, the selectors expressed confidence in him. Along with Kumara, Chameera, and the all-rounders, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, and Jeffrey Vandersay will create an excellent attack. Sri Lanka will have to compete in the First Round of the 2022 T20 World Cup despite winning the Asia Cup. At Kardinia Park in Geelong, they will take on Namibia on October 16, the UAE on October 18, and the Netherlands on October 20 in Group 1. From the group, two teams will move on to the next phase.