Srilanka's Probable Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015

Srilanka's Probable Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015

Srilanka’s Probable Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015: Look at the past three World Cups, and even from a layman’s point of view, Sri Lanka are clearly the most consistent team. Undoubtedly, Sri Lanka are the hot favourites for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. The resurgence of the Lankan lions started in 1990s, where they threw away the tag of the underdogs. It was in 1996, they won the ICC Cricket World Cup and has not looked back till now. Big names like Sanath Jayasurya, Marvan Attapattu, Arvinda Desilva, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan  and many more like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have graced the field for this extremely talented team. Srilanka have a tough pool in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. They are in Pool A along with dominant teams like Australia and England. The presence of Newzealand clearly threatens their qualification to the next stage. Srilanka have comparatively a young team inexperienced to put forward in the World Cup. But, as they say India won the 1983 World Cup with an inexperienced team. So the new generation Lankan team is not to be discounted. They are a force to reckon with. The grand tournament is a few months away, so let us see how many of them make into Crictracker’s probable list :

Openers:

Expected: Kusal Perera, Tillekeratne Dilshan

When selecting the openers, Tillekeratne Dilshan is a surety. With his talent suited to limited overs cricket you just can’t omit him from the squad. He is a talisman for the team. He does to Srilanka what Sehwag did for India in the yesteryear. Although with his un-orthodox style one cannot expect him to notch big scores consistently, the quick fire cameos makes a lot of difference in terms of giving a good start to the proceedings at the top. Kusal Perera is already dubbed as the next Jayasurya, although it is impossible to emulate the great Lankan. He scores in quick time and puts the opposition in trouble. He is young and energetic and he needs no invitation to go for his shots. When he gets going he becomes quite hard to stop. He, like his partner Dilshan can be really destructive. But what would be interesting to see will be if he can convert those good starts into big scores.

Reserves: Upul Tharanga

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When selecting the openers, Tillekeratne Dilshan is a surety for World Cup 2015. (Photo Source: BCCI)

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