T20 WORLD CUP PREVIEW- SRI LANKA

SQUAD: Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Niroshan Dickwella, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Sachitra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay

Sri Lanka will be looking to go back to back after winning the last Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

The batting lineup of this team is unknown besides Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews and many of these players have to step up to give themselves every opportunity to win the World Cup. The most important batsman is Angelo Mathews as he is a fantastic hitter of the ball and his experience will be enormous for this squad. He usually bats in the middle order and if he is needed early then he has to do the job and make runs.

However, the bowling side of this squad is relatively experienced with captain Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath and these players should know what it takes to win Twenty20 matches. The most important bowler is Lasith Malinga who at its best is the best Twenty20 fast bowler in the world. His blistering pace along with his variations makes him an unpredictable bowler which batsmen could fear.

It will be tough for Sri Lanka to win the World Cup because of the unknown factors in their squad but it’s not impossible as long as their experienced batsmen and bowlers perform while their younger players need to hold their own to assist them.

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