Sri Lanka at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Sri Lanka at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Sri Lanka at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: Sri Lanka has chosen its 15-man army for this year’s world cup who will look to win the world cup for their country this time around after their side shrugged off their shoulders in the finals of the 2007 and then again in the 2011 event. The team will be leaded by Angelo Mathews who had a fantastic year 2014 both with the bat and as captain of the national team and will look to emulate the same in the mega-event. This tournament will also be off importance as the two players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, who introduced a newer, brighter and positive image to the world of war-stricken Sri Lanka. Both players have announced their retirement from One Day International Cricket after this mega-event so Angelo Mathews and rest of the Sri Lankan team will look forward to give a remarkable send-off to these legends of the game.

Many fans would want to know how their team’s representation fared previously at the faster pitches of Australia and New Zealand and what was their contribution in previous editions of the World Cup. We have combined the meticulous data of Sri Lanka’s representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s contribution in Australia and New Zealand as well as in previous world cups.

Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Mahela Jayawardene – 70 matches

Most experienced in World Cups:  Mahela Jayawardene – 33 matches

Players Performance in AUS/NZ Performance in WCs
Matches Runs Wickets Matches Runs Wickets
Angelo Mathews 16 388 11 8 94 6
Kumar Sangakkara 56 1968 30 991
Mahela Jayawardene 70 1791 1 33 975 2
Tilakaratne Dilshan 46 1353 8 20 717 13
Lahiru Thirrimanne 15 301 1 First Experience
Dinesh Chandimal 14 498 First Experience
Dimuth Karunaratne First Experience First Experience
Jeevan Mendis 6 53 First Experience
Thisara Perera 15 69 21 4 44 7
Suranga Lakmal First Experience First Experience
Lasith Malinga 32 92 48 15 18 31
Dhamika Prasad 3 46 5 First Experience
Nuwan Kulasekara 30 172 36 8 65 5
Rangana Herath 11 22 9 4 4 3
Sachitra Senanayake 3 31 3 First Experience

Mahela Jayawardene will be playing his 5th World Cup while Kumar Sangakkara will be playing his 4th World Cup. 8 of the 15 selected have not played in a WC before.

*All the stats are updated until January 8th, 2015.