The Sri Lankan team will start their Asia Cup campaign this year. Although in hot waters, they will return stronger in the tournament. This tournament will be a good warm-up for them if they secure a place in the ICC cricket world cup 2023.
In this article, we will talk about the troubled Sri Lankan team, if they will be able to win this time or not, and how exactly their problems started in cricket. After all, they were one of the best ODI teams. But now, they are playing the ICC cricket world cup qualifier.
So without any further delay, let’s get right into it.
Sri Lankan team for Asia Cup 2023
These are the players that Sri Lanka may take in the Asia Cup. We must remember that with the recent events regarding Sri Lankan Cricket, this is a struggling team. Although they have a legacy behind them, will they be able to win the Asia Cup this time?
|Kusal Janith Perera||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Kusal Mendis||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||Allrounder|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Dunith Wellalage||Slow left-arm orthodox|
This seems to be an All-rounder galore. Let’s see which players Sri Lanka can rely on.
Players they can rely on.
Okay, the list may not be that big. But you have to remember that Sri Lanka has been going through some tough times as a country. Hence, the young team has to take on the mantle with a long legacy of success behind them. Sri Lankan cricket fans have to trust these players and fully support them.
So, without any further delay, let’s get right into it.
Having a lot of ODI experience in the young team, Kusal is a key player in Sri Lanka’s success in the Asia Cup this September. His explosive style of batting and his iron resolve to stay at the crease for a long time make him one of the best choices in an ODI tournament.
Mendis came to the scene after the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara. Of course, he had pretty big shoes to cover, and it is not difficult to fill the gap such a great player leaves behind.
The skipper will be the key player in the tournament for the Lankan team. The tall all-rounder has a tough job leading the young and battered team. But he is doing the job gracefully, leading the team toward the next step.
Although he doesn’t have much to show regarding match winning performances lately, he will be a key player because he is leading the team now. But in the presence of players like Mathews, he may surrender the role to the experienced player.
Karunaratne, one of the most experienced players, is your crucial player when your team lacks experience. He stepped up in the team in the presence of greats like Mahela and Sangakkara. Maybe they saw his potential, and the young Karunaratne delivered as well.
He is one of the best batting options Sri Lanka has. His experience and potential are huge. Especially his ability to win the matches by pulling the team out of difficult situations is proven repeatedly.
A MATCH-WINNER INDEED
The Sri Lankan team is in peril, which is not a hidden fact. It is a surprising thing that they are the defending champions. The way the team fell is such a shocker. It is understood because their country faced difficult times recently. This makes this Asia Cup even more important. They have to win this time for the sake of their nation.
But the sad part is that the defending champions must play the qualifiers to qualify for the ICC cricket world cup. Also, the team is full of inexperienced players this time in the face of current events. Sri Lanka mustn’t be the favorite this time. But they may as well turn out to be the dark horses. Who knows?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the squad members of the Sri Lanka World Cup 2023?
Sri Lanka is yet to announce their squad for the ICC Cricket world cup Qualifier 2023.
Who are the probable squad members of Asia Cup 2023?
We have given the probable names in the article above. There will probably be players like Chameera, Angelo Mathews, Shanaka, Hasaranga, etc., in the squad.
Which teams are in Asia Cup 2023?
The following teams will play in the tournament this time.
- Sri Lanka
Which team qualified for Asia Cup?
Nepal qualified for the Asia Cup this time. They were the hosts for the tournament and also won their slot for the Asian cricket tournament this time. They beat UAE in the finale to earn this spot.