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Sri Lanka

The squad with a clean and finest history since the start, Sri Lanka Cricket team have come a long way from starting delayed achievements to holding the world record for the highest team totals in Tests, ODI and T20IS.

Origin:

The lions started their cricket journey in the era of 1880’s by the name of Ceylon National cricket team. The Ceylon national cricket team achieved associate member status of the International Cricket Council in 1965 which got renamed Sri Lanka in 1972. Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Players

NAME
CATEGORY
STYLE
Lasith Malinga
Bowler
Right Arm Fast Seam
Isuru Udana
All-rounder
Right Handed
Nuwan Pradeep
Bowler
Right Arm Fast Seam
Milinda Siriwardana
All-rounder
-
Thisara Perera
All-rounder
-
Kusal Perera
Wicket Keeper
-
Avishka Fernando
Batsman
Right Handed
Dhananjaya de Silva
All-rounder
Right Handed
Jeffrey Vandersay
Bowler
Right Arm Leg spin
Jeevan Mendis
All-rounder
-
Lahiru Thirimanne
Batsman
-
Suranga Lakmal
Bowler
Right Arm Fast Seam
Dimuth Karunaratne
Opening Batsman
-
Angelo Mathews
All-rounder
Right Handed
Kusal Mendis
Batsman
Right Handed

RECORD OF SRI LANKA:

ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL

  • Sri Lanka played their first ever ODI against Windies in 1975 at Old Trafford, Manchester.
  • They scored 443 against Netherlands in 2006 which was considered the maximum for Lankans.

TEST MATCH RECORDS:

  • They scored a heavy team total of 952/6 against India in 1997.
  • First and only sub-continent team to win a Test series in South Africa was awarded to Sri Lanka.

COACHING STAFF:

  • Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha will be the guiding force for the LIONS.
  • Jon Lewis would assist the players with batting techniques and bowling would be handled by Rumesh Ratnayake and Piyal Wijetunge. .
  • Fielding Coach Steve Rixon was appointed for the SL squad to help them understand fielding tactics.
  • TOP BATSMEN:

    1.KUSAL MENDIS

    M
    RUNS
    SR
    CENTURY
    HALF CENTURY
    HS
    63
    1692
    85.76
    1
    15
    102

    2.LAHIRU THIRIMANNE

    M
    RUNS
    SR
    CENTURY
    HALF CENTURY
    HS
    118
    2990
    71.70
    4
    20
    139

    3.DIMUTH KARUNARATNE

    M
    RUNS
    SR
    CENTURY
    HALF CENTURY
    HS
    18
    267
    73.35
    0
    2
    77

    TOP BOWLER

    1.SURANGA LAKMAL

    M
    WKTS
    AVG
    ECO
    BEST
    5Ws
    82
    107
    31.55
    5.43
    13/4
    0

    2.LASITH MALINGA

    M
    WKTS
    AVG
    ECO
    BEST
    5Ws
    218
    322
    29.04
    5.34
    38/6
    8

    3.JEFFREY VANDERSAY

    M
    WKTS
    AVG
    ECO
    BEST
    5Ws
    11
    10
    43.00
    5.75
    50/3
    0

    Top ALL-ROUNDER

    1.DHANANJAYA SILVA

    BATTING STATS:

    M
    RUNS
    SR
    CENTURY
    50s
    HS
    33
    688
    77.56
    0
    4
    84

    BOWLING STATS:

    M
    WKTS
    AVG
    ECO
    BEST
    5Ws
    33
    15
    40.93
    5.37
    41/3
    0

    JEEVAN MEDNIS

    BATTING STATS:

    M
    RUNS
    SR
    CENTURY
    50s
    HS
    55
    617
    85.93
    0
    1
    72

    BOWLING STATS:

    M
    WKTS
    AVG
    ECO
    BEST
    5Ws
    55
    28
    40.50
    5.09
    15/3
    0

    THISARA PERERA

    BATTING STATS:

    M
    RUNS
    SR
    CENTURY
    50s
    HS
    154
    2147
    112.29
    1
    10
    140

    BOWLING STATS:

    M
    WKTS
    AVG
    ECO
    BEST
    5Ws
    154
    170
    31.25
    5.87
    44/6
    4

    INTERNATIONAL GROUNDS:

    • P. Sara Oval, Colombo
    • SSC ground, Colombo
    • R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
    • Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Kandy
    • Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla
    • Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantot

    ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY

    • Sri Lanka won the trophy as a joint winner in 202 knock-out at home ground along with India.
    • They managed to stretch till Semi-finals in 1998 in Bangladesh and 2013 in England.

    ICC CHAMPIONS CUP

    • Sri Lanka won the trophy as a joint winner in 202 knock-out at home ground along with India.
    • They managed to stretch till Semi-finals in 1998 in Bangladesh and 2013 in England.

    ICC WORLD CUP:

    • They chase the cup in 1996 by defeating Australia in India.
    • They achieved the Semi-final stage once in the year 2003 and came up as Runners-Up in 2007 and 2011.

    T20 WORLD CUP:

    • They made a record of winning the trophy in 2014 in Bangladesh by defeating India.
    • They accomplished the Semi-final stage once in 2010 and destined themselves as Runners-up in 2009 and 2012.
    * The details written above are recorded before 29 May 2019. New stats would be updated soon.