The Lions reached the Tremendous 12 for the second consecutive version in 2021 and shall be hoping to repeat their valor from 2014, when Dinesh Chandimal introduced them the glory.
Sri Lanka would not have Chandimal, who’s on their stand-by listing on this event, with Dasun Shanaka captaining his aspect for the second time within the T20 World Cup.
Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka are two of the 5 gamers who had been final included within the squad after being dropped within the UAE and Oman.
See right here the preview of Sri Lanka staff forward of T20 World Cup 2022.
It has been a two-stage 12 months for Sri Lanka, who’ve tasted defeat of their three bilateral T20I sequence, however got here alive when the strain of the event got here.
Sri Lanka suffered two sequence defeats in opposition to Australia, 4–1 down and a pair of–1 on house soil, a 3–0 whitewash in India.
Within the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka recovered from a loss to Afghanistan and registered three consecutive dramatic victories to go undefeated from that time on.
The ultimate was extra common because the Lions beat Pakistan by 23 runs to assert their maiden T20 Asia Cup and put them in good stead forward of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022.
historical past of t20 world cup
When Bangladesh was hosted in 2014, Sri Lanka discovered themselves on the prime of the pile within the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, however are additionally main in a number of necessary figures.
The Lions tasted victory within the fifth version of the event, defeating inaugural champions India by six wickets within the remaining.
Earlier than that they’d misplaced twice within the showpiece in 2009 and after they final hosted in 2012, they’d a semi-final look between them.
In seven tournaments, Mahela Jayawardene leads for probably the most runs (1016), changing into the one Sri Lankan to attain a century in ICC Males’s T20.
World Cup on the best way.
His runs have helped Sri Lanka have the best win proportion of any staff that has performed a minimum of 5 matches, with a hit price of 63.95%.
Regardless of not reaching the knockout levels, 2021 was a bumper event for Sri Lanka as Vanindu Hasaranga topped the wickets, 16 – probably the most in a event.
Charith Aslanka scored 231 runs at a mean of 46.20 and completed fifth within the charts, making each he and Hasaranga probably the most invaluable staff of the event.
Pathum Nisanka is price a go to. Sitting on the eighth place within the batsmen’s chart, he scored an unbeaten 55 in opposition to Pakistan within the Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022, his second consecutive T20I half-century additionally making it one in opposition to India.
Nissenka shall be on the lookout for consistency, after posting 70-plus scores in every of the India and Australia sequence as soon as once more with out going past half-centuries.
In Shanaka, Sri Lanka have a captain, for instance, his lower-order hitting proved essential throughout his aspect’s Asia Cup success.
Wanindu Hasaranga is now not Sri Lanka’s secret weapon. He introduced himself on the world stage within the 2021 version by taking a hat-trick in opposition to South Africa and have become a dependable match-winner.
The leg-spinner has been included within the ICC males’s rankings for T20I bowlers by Mahesh Thekshana, two locations beneath him at eighth.
Tekshana took eight wickets in the course of the first-round stage of final 12 months’s event, together with career-best figures of three for 17 in his fifth match for the Lions in opposition to Eire.
T20 WC 2022: SL Schedule
Sri Lanka will start the 2022 event after they tackle Namibia on 16 October to make their Group A debut.
They face final 12 months’s joint hosts, the United Arab Emirates, earlier than concluding their first-round fixture in opposition to the Netherlands with all three video games at Geelong’s Kardinia Park on 20 October.
Group A, Spherical one
Sri Lanka v Namibia, 16 October – Geelong
Sri Lanka v UAE, 18 October – Geelong
Sri Lanka v Netherlands, 20 October – Geelong
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