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Sri Lanka Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup



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Sri Lanka has been playing in the World Cup since 1975. In the first two editions, they had to qualify as they were a non-Test playing nation. From 1983, they were invited to play as they had acquired Test status by then.
Sri Lanka has won the World Cup in 1996 and had made it to the last four in 2003.

They revolutionized the concept of the first 15 overs in One-Day Internationals. Earlier, teams used to play these overs very cautiously but they showed the world how to take advantage of the fielding restrictions. Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana became a household name with their display of aggressive batting.

The Sri Lankan side is on a roll lately. They played some good cricket in New Zealand and will also play a series against India in preparation for their World Cup campaign.

Mahela Jayawardene will lead them at the World Cup. The selectors have selected a 15-member squad for the World Cup. Here are the squad members:

Sri Lanka Cricket team Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015
Player NameDOBRoleBattingBowling
Angelo MathewsJun 2, 1987Captain, All RounderRight Hand BatRight Arm Medium
Lahiru ThirimanneSep 8, 1989Vice Captain,, BatsmanLeft Hand Bat Right Arm Medium
Mahela JayawardeneMay 27, 1977Batsman Right Hand BatRight Arm Medium
Kumar SangakkaraOct 27, 1977WicketkeeperLeft Hand Bat Right Arm Offbreak
Tillakratne DilshanOct 14, 1976All Rounder Right Hand BatRight Arm Offbreak
Nuwan KulasekaraJul 22, 1982Bowler Right Hand BatRight Arm Fast Medium
Lasith MalingaAug 28, 1983Bowler Right Hand BatRight Arm Fast
Thisara PereraApr 3, 1989All Rounder Left Hand Bat Right Arm Medium Fast
Dhammika PrasadMay 30, 1983Bowler Right Hand BatRight Arm Fast Medium
Rangana Herath Mar 19, 1978Bowler Left Hand Bat Left Arm Orthodox
Sachithra SenanayakeFeb 9, 1985All Rounder Right Hand BatRight Arm Offbreak
Jeevan MendisJan 15, 1983All Rounder Left Hand Bat Legbreak
Dinesh ChandimalNov 18, 1989WicketkeeperRight Hand BatRight Arm Offbreak
Suranga LakmalMar 10, 1987Bowler Right Hand BatRight Arm Medium Fast
Dimuth KarunaratneApr 21, 1988Batsman Left Hand Bat Right-arm medium



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