Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Friday, announced their 15-member squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022, scheduled to take place in Australia from October 16 to November 13.
Sri Lanka, who recently won the Asia Cup 2022, have named Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara in the squad, but their participation will be subject to fitness ahead of the tournament. Notably, the duo had missed the Asia Cup due to their respective injuries.
The likes of Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando and Nuwanidu Fernando have been named as players on standby, but only Bandara and Jayawickrama will travel with the main squad to Australia.
Sri Lanka are placed in Group A alongside Namibia, the Netherlands and the UAE in the first round of the multi-team event. Only the top two teams from both Group A and Group B – which features Ireland, Scotland, West Indies and Zimbabwe – will qualify for the Super 12 stage.
The Islanders will start their campaign against Namibia on October 16, followed by the game against UAE on October 18 and the Netherlands on October 20. All three matches will be played at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong.
Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squad:
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 (Subject to fitness), Lahiru Kumara (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan
Standby Players: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando