Sri Lanka dumped established stars including former captain Dinesh Chandimal to batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and Jeffrey Vandersay in World Cup. Dinesh Chandimal, Akila Danajaya, Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga were some of the big names that were not included in Sri Lanka’s 15-man World Cup squad. 21-year-old Avishka Fernando, who didn’t have a brilliant outing in South Africa last month has also been included in the squad.
Chandimal, who was one-day captain until last October, wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, off-spinner Akila Dananjaya, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga were all left out of the 15-man squad. Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera are the key players that are a part of the World Cup squad. The bowling department will be spearheaded by veteran cricketer Malinga.
|Dimuth Karunaratne (C)||Batsman|
|Kusal Perera||Batsman / Wicket Keeper|
|Angelo Mathews||All Rounder|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||All Rounder|
|Jeevan Mendis||All Rounder|
|Milinda Siriwardana||All Rounder|
|Thisara Perera||All Rounder|
|Isuru Udana||All Rounder|