In Test matches, the team wears cricket whites, with an optional sweater or sweater-vest with a dark blue and blue V-neck for use in cold weather, such as Australia, England, and New Zealand tours. By the 1880s a national team, the Ceylon national cricket team, was formed which began playing first-class cricket by the 1920s. Sri Lanka's national cricket team achieved considerable success beginning in the 1990s, rising from underdog status to winning the Cricket World Cup in 1996. The likes of Tom Curran can look pedestrian on a flat pitch. Quite extraordinary. A remarkable change in the colour of the kit of Sri Lanka can be found during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 edition in South Africa. Eschewing the one given to them by George Harrison, they prefer the rhythmical simplicity of ‘Ban-gla-DESH, Ban-gla-DESH’. The clean striking, hard running and sheer power of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at the top of the order means that after decades of powder-puff, overcautious starts, England are finally getting into bowling attacks’ faces right from ball one. If one of England’s top five is out of form or injured, it will be James Vince who slots in: he has all the talent but rarely makes the big score it merits. Hosted the 2007 edition, which seemed to go on forever and has ushered in the new era of shorter, sharper (relatively) tournaments. Since then, Sri Lanka’s record has been much better, with losing two consecutive finals against Australia in 2007 and India in 2011. Barmy Army!” and many, many more. But that doesn’t restrict the talent that is available with this bunch of players. Under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranathunga, Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup in 1996, the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (co-champions with India), and the ICC T20 World Cup in 2014. As good as anyone in the kind of low-scoring nipper that defined the last World Cup in England. On 17 August 2016, under the leadership of Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka whitewashed Australia 3-0 for the first time in Test cricket. A focused batting line-up of diligent grafters who have traded breathtaking volatility for mettle, well led by Sarfraz and astutely coached by Arthur. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Sri Lanka's One Day and Twenty 20 kits vary from year to year with the team wearing its bright blue colour in various shades from kit to kit with yellow stripes in shoulders and waist. An early moving ball or throat-threatening bouncer can reveal that he remains human but once set he is devilishly hard to dislodge. [20] Within usual major ODI nations, Sri Lanka have defeated England on 34 occasions, which is their best record in ODIs. [21] It originally included Alex Hales, though he was later withdrawn following a ban for recreational drug use. Your move, rest of the world. Who knows, perhaps Sri Lanka are channelling the mindset of your club’s part-time leggie; the less they know what’s going to happen, the less their opponents do too. It was against Pakistan, at SSC, Colombo, under the leadership of Sanath Jayasuriya. Guptill and Southee got just three games each, and Sodhi two. If the IPL was David Warner’s warm-up, then the bad boy pin-up of global cricket will dominate this World Cup. All this is a squad with all the elements required to succeed. The name "Sri Lanka Cricket" is written below the lion. 29-year-old Dinesh Chandimal, who led the side until as recently as October 2018, has been overlooked once again. On 19 May 2019, Sunil Ambris, Dwayne Bravo, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Raymon Reifer and Kieron Pollard were all named as reserve players by Cricket West Indies. Mark Wood has shown himself a canny and courageous bowler of yorkers at the end of the innings. [14] Jhye Richardson was originally included in the squad but on 8 May 2019, he was ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder and replaced by Kane Richardson. Suranga Lakmal finished with 2-63 from nine overs in the warm-up match against the Proteas, whereas Jeffrey Vandersay went for an expensive spell of 0/30 from just two overs. In the World Series Cup in 1984–85, Sri Lanka wore yellow uniforms with blue stripes. [23], India announced their 15-man squad on 15 April. Bandula Warnapura was the captain for Sri Lanka in that match, which England won by 7 wickets. Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), 31 - 18 caps Dhananjaya de Silva (vice-captain), 27 - 33 caps Angelo Mathews, 31 - 204 caps Avishka Fernando, 21 - 6 caps Lahiru Thirimanne, 29 - 118 caps Kusal Mendis, 24 - 63 caps Kusal Perera, 28 - 88 caps Thisara Perera, 30 - 154 caps Isuru Udana, 31 - 6 caps Jeffrey Vandersay, 29 - 11 caps Jeevan Mendis, 36 - 55 caps Milinda Siriwardana, 33 - 26 caps Lasith Malinga, 35 - 218 caps Suranga Lakmal, 32 - 82 caps Nuwan Pradeep, 32 - 35 caps, Odds to win: 16/1 Coach: Floyd Reifer Captain: Jason Holder. That a generation of being an ODI joke has come to an end and that it is going to be confirmed with a World Cup win on their own turf. [17] Ahead of Australia's final group-stage match, Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a fractured forearm. The Sri Lanka national cricket team began with the formation of the Colombo Cricket Club in 1832. [35] Eventually they won the three-match Test series, 1–0. In 2017 ICC Champions Trophy pool game against India, the kit changed to mostly yellow colored shirt with stripes of blue and usual blue trousers. The table only includes those who were in the 15 member squad at the start of the tournament. On 11 September 1999, under the leadership of Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka won their first Test match against Australia, when they beat them by six wickets at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy. The Indian Navy will deploy anti-submarine warfare corvettes INS Kamorta and INS Kiltan as well as a sizeable number of advanced light helicopters, Chetak helicopter and Dornier maritime patrol aircraft, All New Delhi can hope for is that next time the Chines comes to collect, Sri Lanka doesn't give up another portion of its sovereign territory, further strengthening the Chinese in India's backyard. All of a sudden that daunting proposition had crept on us: they couldn’t, could they? Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana along with Malinga will take care of new-ball duties while Sri lanka are travelling to England with just one dedicated spinner in Jeffrey Vandersay. With the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Mitchell Starc also likely to zip it past your eyeballs, this is a fast-bowling attack that appears to be coming of age at just the right time. Where to begin? From the 17 ODIs which he did play many moons ago, he averaged just over 15 with the bat at a strike rate of under 69. Sri Lanka Cricket (formerly the Board for Cricket Control or BCCSL), is the governing body for cricket in Sri Lanka. Incredibly, the likes of Niroshan Dickwella, who can hit a long ball and would also have been the squad’s only specialist wicketkeeper too, misses out. Losing three times to Bangladesh in Ireland recently, this is a more delicate outfit than cliche would suggest: still have plenty of batsmen who can deliver on their day, but bowling is more functional than many would like. The ‘flashing blades’ of the top three - Dhawan, Sharma and Kohli - each have a rich history of playing match-winning innings and the improvement in the field since the launch of the IPL has been exponential. Now that Shadab Khan has overcome the bout of hepatitis that ruled him out of the five-match ODI series against England, the leg-spinner, who gives it a huge rip, will use his artfully disguised googly to threaten the top order and mop up the tail. South Africa are a team weighed down by the weight of history. Reuters. They played their first Test match against England at P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, on 17 February 1982. [20] The team have competed against 13 countries in T20Is, and have played 15 matches against New Zealand. [25][26] In the meantime, Sri Lanka involved 5-0 whitewash in three times against South Africa, India and Pakistan in 2017. Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), 35 - 209 caps Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), 32 - 198 caps Tamim Iqbal, 30 - 193 caps Liton Das, 24 - 28 caps Mushfiqur Rahim, 32 - 205 caps Mahmudullah, 33 - 175 caps Mohammad Mithun, 29 - 18 caps Sabbir Rahman, 27 - 61 caps Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 22 - 28 caps Soumya Sarkar, 26 - 44 caps Rubel Hossain, 29 - 97 caps Mohammad Saifuddin, 22 - 13 caps Mosaddek Hossain, 23 - 26 caps Mustafizur Rahman, 23 - 46 caps Abu Jayad, 25 - 2 caps, Odds to win: 2/1 Coach: Trevor Bayliss Captain: Eoin Morgan. Colin Munro is another who can give the ball a wallop. Caps include all appearances in ODIs before 30 May 2019, the first day of the World Cup. Seamers are their strongest suit in the northern hemisphere as illustrated by victories in the Caribbean and competitive performances here. The Ceylon national cricket team achieved Associate Member status of the International Cricket Council in 1965. 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Jasprit Bumrah’s unique action, where both arms are cranked and pointing at the batsman like Superman on the verge of take-off before his right arm makes that rapid anti-clockwise wheel, makes him extraordinarily difficult to pick up. The Islanders now enter the 12th edition of the prestigious tournament with no real expectations. Karunaratne, returning to Sri Lanka’s ODI fold after four years, is fairly new to the team and has only played 18 ODIs so far. Rating. that it is going to be confirmed with a World Cup win on their own turf, Surrey's ACE project given £540,000 to increase number of Afro-Caribbean boys and girls playing cricket, Exclusive Ted Dexter interview: English cricket's Renaissance man reflects on a life well lived, Jofra Archer on playing in bio-secure bubbles: 'You are counting days down till you are free again'. Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets, Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 88 runs. Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England will comprise four additional players to the original team of 15. Lack the batting firepower to kick on beyond 300 to the Himalayan totals that are becoming routine. [36], West Indies announced their World Cup squad on 24 April. Firstpost - All Rights Reserved. Down and out six months ago and grovelling in the shadows of the ball-tampering scandal, there was little chance of Australia retaining their crown. Bowling Rankings. ... Dhananjaya made a name for himself with a superb run in the Super T20 Provincial tournament in 2016 with 234 runs in six innings. Renamed Sri Lanka in 1972, the national team first competed in top level international cricket in 1975, when they were defeated by nine wickets by the West Indies during the 1975 Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford, England.

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