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Sri Lanka Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017 Announced

Sri Lanka Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017: The Sri Lankan cricket board has announced the squad for the champions trophy 2017. Lasith Malinga, their premium bowler has made a comeback to the ODI side after a period of one and a half year. He last played an ODI in 2015.

Sri Lanka Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017

Sri Lanka Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017

He was the part of the Sri Lankan T20 squad in the T20 world cup 2016 but got injured and sat out for almost 10 months. Malinga recently made a comeback to T20 side for the three-match T20I series against Australia where he impressed. The fast bowler was not part of ODI team against Bangladesh but still had been selected for the ICC cup as selectors are confident of Malinga able to bowl 10 overs.


Chamara kapugedara and Nuwan Pradeep are the other comeback man's in the team. Both haven't been a regular part of the team but still were selected in the squad as both are experienced enough to be selected for the big tournament.

Sri Lankan team haven't been in good form in past few time as apart from losing ODI series to Australia at their home, they also could not win ODI, T20I and Test series against Bangladesh which was a big surprise for them.

The Sri Lankan team will kick off their preparatory camp on May 10 at Pallekele. This means that all the Sri Lankan players will players in IPL have to leave the tournament midway. Post the camp, Sri Lanka will play series against Scotland.

They will take on South Africa in their first game. A game against India and Pakistan will follow.

Sri Lanka Squad

Squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna

Schedule

  • 3 June – Sri Lanka v South Africa, The Oval (Day)
  • 8 June – India v Sri Lanka, The Oval (Day)
  • 12 June – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff (Day)
Sri Lanka Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017 Announced Reviewed by James Carruth on 4:11:00 AM Rating: 5
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