Sri Lanka Team Squad For World T20 2016 Announced: The ICC World T20 2016 is going to begin in 3 weeks time and all the preparations are going forward by all the teams. Today, Sri Lanka cricket team has announced its 15 man squad that will participate in the competition to represent their country.
The defending champions of the World T20 has made many changes in their side from the team that played T20 series against India last week.
Sri Lanka Team Squad For World T20 2016 Announced
The national selectors have brought back all their star players in the team whose presence makes the team very threatening and on whose shoulders, the responsibility of defending the title will rely.
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The T20 captain, Lasith Malinga, vice-captain Angelo Mathews, R Herath and N Kulasekara have made their comeback into the side and will play in the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 championship.
With the comeback of their star players, the strength of the team has been multiplied a number of times and they would be roaring in the field when they will play in upcoming Asia Cup starting from 24th February.
A total of six players have been ruled out from the squad who were a part of the side that played against India in the recently concluded T20 series.
The selected squad of the Sri Lankan team looks very balanced and solid and has depth in bowling lineup and with the return of Mathews in the top order, their batting department must be feeling confident as well.
They have got variety in their bowling department in both pace and spin departments.
Apart from defending the World T20 championship, the side also have to defend their Asia Cup title, which they won last time by beating Pakistan in the Finals. Their campaign of the Asia Cup will begin on 25th February, while their first match in the world cup is scheduled on March 17th. They are going to play against South Africa, England, West Indies in their group stage along with a team that will qualify from the preliminary round.
Sri Lanka has been one of the most consistent side in the World T20 and has played in 3 Finals out of 5 World T20’s and have won the title in 2014.
Sri Lanka Team For World T20 2016:
L Malinga (Capt), A Mathews, D Candimal (WK), T Dilshan, T Perera, R Herath, N Kulasekara, N Dickwella, S Jayasuriya, M Siriwardana, D Shanaka, C Kapugedera, D Chameera, S Senanayake, J Vandersay
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