Sri Lanka were Cricket World Cup finalists in 2007 and 2011, yet exhibitions have plunged recently, unaided by a stunning determination approach. We take a gander at their risks in England over the coming weeks.
Ways they can win it
It’s a stretch. Sri Lanka have won only two of their last 16 finished ODIs and their World Cup record in England doesn’t offer much consolation either – four successes in 16 matches and gathering stage disposal on every one of the four events. Under Dimuth Karunaratne’s captaincy they pulled off a Test arrangement win in South Africa that nobody saw coming. With Karunaratne now introduced as ODI captain, he should work another supernatural occurrence if his group are to get close to the trophy.
Bad dream situation
Given Sri Lanka’s ongoing record and their scattergun (and that is liberal) way to deal with choice, there’s a genuine probability they could go winless in this competition.
Group teacher: Dimuth Karunaratne
Sri Lanka’s selectors just uncovered they had dumped Lasith Malinga as captain for Karunaratne – who three weeks sooner had been reviled for beverage driving – the day preceding they reported their squad. Apparently it’s for what the opener has between the ears as opposed to what he offers on paper – from 18 ODIs the 31-year-old left-hander midpoints 20.53, with a strike rate of 73.35. Furthermore, his arrival to the side against Scotland recently was his first ODI in four years. He’s Sri Lanka’s 6th ODI captain since the beginning of 2017.
Distraught pooch: Lasith Malinga
Bouncing distraught, if reports are to be thought, following his chopping out as captain. The 35-year-old is entering his fourth World Cup and he is as indispensable to his nation’s motivation as he’s at any point been. Malinga needs seven additional wickets to turn out to be just the fourth player to take 50 in World Cups.
Your next most loved player: Avishka Fernando
Tossed in to open the batting on his ODI debut in 2016, matured 18 and without having played an expert one-day coordinate, unavoidably he tumbled to Mitchell Starc without upsetting the scorers. He was quickly discarded however come back to the side in March for the voyage through South Africa where he batted carefully without nailing a score.
Sri Lanka squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.