Last Update on: August 14th, 2023 at 03:56 pm
Sri Lanka Squad for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain. Sri Lanka starts their Asia Cup 2023 campaign against Bangladesh on August 31. Sri Lanka is the defending champions of Asia Cup 2023, who won the previous edition by crushing Pakistan in the final. Hence, Sri Lanka seeks to defend their title in Asia Cup 2023.
Dasun Shanaka is the ODI skipper of Sri Lanka and is highly likely to lead the team in the tournament. Sri Lanka has the home advantage in their favor. However, they need to outplay other teams to showcase their might in the Asia Cup 2023. In this article, we take a glance at the Sri Lanka squad for Asia Cup.
Sri Lanka Squad for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain (Predicted)
Openers- Pathum Nissanka & Dimuth Karunaratne
For the openers, Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne might be the openers for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023. Both have handled the opening slot for the team for the last few years.
Nissanka is a right-handed batsman while Karunaratne is a left-handed batter. Hence, both also provide a left-right variation to the opening attack. This year, Nissanka has hit 687 runs in 14 games. Karunaratne has scored 481 in 10 games.
Middle-Order- Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara
In the middle-order, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, and Ashen Bandara might be picked in Asia Cup 2023 squad. De Silva has played 13 ODIs this year and hit 307 runs with 2 half-centuries. Asalanka has hit 341 runs in 16 ODIs while Bandara has only played 6 ODIs so far but owns a good average of 35+.
Wicket-Keepers- Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama
For wicketkeepers, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama can be picked in the Sri Lanka squad for Asia Cup. Mendis has mustered 329 runs in 16 games in 2023. Sadeera Samarawickrama played 10 ODIs this year in which he scored 2 half-centuries.
All-Rounders- Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne
For all-rounders, Dasun Shanaka and Chamika Karunarantne will be key players. Shanaka is also the captain of the team and will lead the team in Asia Cup 2023. Karunaratne has performed well with both bat and ball this year. He will be a crucial addition in the lower-order in batting and pace attack.
Spinners- Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay
For spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, and Jeffrey Vandersay are three names who will be part of Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023. Hasarange is a right-arm leg spinner while Maheesh Theekshana is a right-arm off-spinner. Jeffrey Vandersay is a left-arm spinner and will provide more variation to the spin attack.
Pacers- Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
For pacers, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, and Lahiru Kumara are 3 players who can be inducted in the Asia Cup 2023 squad of Sri Lanka.
Left-arm pacer Madushanka has hunted 10 scalps in 6 ODIs. Kasun Rajitha accounts for 14 scalps in 11 games while Lahiru Kumara has grabbed 18 scalps in 11 games.