SRI LANKA

Overview

The Sri Lanka national cricket team, nicknamed the Lions, is the international cricket team representing Sri Lanka. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket, a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1982. Sri Lanka has played Test cricket since 1981, One Day International (ODI) cricket since 1975, and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket since 2009.

Current Players in sri lanka

NameAgeRoleFormat
Dimuth Karunaratne39Top-order batsmanTest, ODI, T20I
Kusal Mendis31Wicket-keeper batsmanTest, ODI, T20I
Dhananjaya de Silva32All-rounder (Right-arm off-spin bowler, middle-order batsman)Test, ODI, T20I
Dasun Shanaka34All-rounder (Right-arm medium-fast bowler, middle-order batsman)ODI, T20I
Lahiru Kumara32Right-arm fast bowlerTest, ODI, T20I
Dushmantha Chameera34Right-arm fast bowlerTest, ODI, T20I
Angelo Mathews37All-rounder (Right-arm medium-fast bowler, middle-order batsman)Test, ODI, T20I
Matheesha Pathirana25Right-arm off-spin bowlerODI, T20I
Kusal Perera33Wicket-keeper batsmanODI, T20I
Maheesh Theekshana22Right-arm leg-spin bowlerODI, T20I
Sadeera Samarawickrama29Right-arm medium-fast bowlerT20I
Kasun Rajitha30Right-arm fast bowlerODI, T20I
Dunith Wellalage25Right-arm off-spin bowlerTest, T20I
Charith Asalanka26Middle-order batsmanODI, T20I
  • Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain)
  • Age: 39
  • Role: Top-order batsman
  • Format: Test, ODI, T20I
  • Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)
  • Age: 31
  • Role: Wicket-keeper batsman
  • Format: Test, ODI, T20I
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Age: 32
  • Role: All-rounder (Right-arm off-spin bowler, middle-order batsman)
  • Format: Test, ODI, T20I
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Age: 34
  • Role: All-rounder (Right-arm medium-fast bowler, middle-order batsman)
  • Format: ODI, T20I
  • Lahiru Kumara
  • Age: 32
  • Role: Right-arm fast bowler
  • Format: Test, ODI, T20I
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Age: 34
  • Role: Right-arm fast bowler
  • Format: Test, ODI, T20I
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Age: 37
  • Role: All-rounder (Right-arm medium-fast bowler, middle-order batsman)
  • Format: Test, ODI, T20I
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Age: 25
  • Role: Right-arm off-spin bowler
  • Format: ODI, T20I
  • Kusal Perera
  • Age: 33
  • Role: Wicket-keeper batsman
  • Format: ODI, T20I
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Age: 22
  • Role: Right-arm leg-spin bowler
  • Format: ODI, T20I
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Age: 29
  • Role: Right-arm medium-fast bowler
  • Format: T20I
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Age: 30
  • Role: Right-arm fast bowler
  • Format: ODI, T20I
  • Dunith Wellalage
  • Age: 25
  • Role: Right-arm off-spin bowler
  • Format: Test, T20I
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Age: 26
  • Role: Middle-order batsman
  • Format: ODI, T20I

The Sri Lanka national cricket team has a rich history, having achieved remarkable success in international cricket. They have won the Cricket World Cup once, in 1996, and the ICC Champions Trophy once, in 2014. They have also reached the finals of the Cricket World Cup four times, in 1982, 1987, 2007, and 2011.

Sri Lanka is known for its passionate cricket fans, who are known for their lively support of the team. The team’s home grounds are the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.

Current Players

Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain)

Dimuth Karunaratne is a seasoned top-order batsman who has been a key player for Sri Lanka for many years. He is known for his solid technique and his ability to score runs in all conditions. Karunaratne has captained Sri Lanka since 2019 and has led the team to some notable victories.

Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)

Kusal Mendis is a gifted wicket-keeper batsman who has the ability to make explosive innings. He is known for his attacking strokeplay and his ability to put pressure on the opposition bowlers. Mendis has been a regular member of the Sri Lankan team since 2015 and has scored over 4,000 runs in international cricket.

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva is a versatile all-rounder who can both bat and bowl effectively. He is a skillful right-arm off-spin bowler who is also a capable middle-order batsman. de Silva has been a key player for Sri Lanka in recent years and has played a vital role in many of the team’s victories.

Dasun Shanaka

Dasun Shanaka is another talented all-rounder who has established himself as a regular member of the Sri Lankan team. He is a powerful right-arm medium-fast bowler who is also a hard-hitting middle-order batsman. Shanaka has been a consistent performer for Sri Lanka and has played a crucial role in the team’s recent success.

Lahiru Kumara

Lahiru Kumara is a quick and accurate right-arm fast bowler who has the ability to take wickets with regularity. He is known for his ability to hit the high speeds and his skill at bowling a variety of deliveries. Kumara has been a regular member of the Sri Lankan team since 2018 and has taken over 100 international wickets.

Dushmantha Chameera

Dushmantha Chameera is another experienced right-arm fast bowler who has played a significant role in the Sri Lankan team’s success. He is known for his ability to swing the ball both ways and his accuracy in executing his deliveries. Chameera has been a regular member of the Sri Lankan team since 2017 and has taken over 100 international wickets.

Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews is a veteran all-rounder who has been a mainstay of the Sri Lankan team for over a decade. He is a talented right-arm medium-fast bowler who is also a capable middle-order batsman. Mathews has captained Sri Lanka in the past and has led the team to some notable victories.

Matheesha Pathirana

Matheesha Pathirana is a promising young right-arm off-spin bowler who has emerged as a potential star for Sri Lanka. He is known for his accurate spin and his ability to deceive the batsmen. Pathirana has impressed in recent matches and has shown the potential to play a major role in the Sri Lankan team for many years to come.

Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera is a talented wicket-keeper batsman who has been a key player for Sri Lanka for many years. He is known for his attacking strokeplay and his ability to make quick runs. Perera has been a regular member of the Sri Lankan team since 2011 and has scored over 4,000 runs in international cricket.

Maheesh Theekshana

Maheesh Theekshana is a young and exciting right-arm leg-spin bowler who has caught the attention of cricket fans around the world. He is known for his variety of deliveries and his ability to take wickets with regularity. Theekshana has been a regular member of the Sri Lankan team since 2021 and has impressed in recent matches.

Sadeera Samarawickrama

Sadeera Samarawickrama is a talented young right-arm medium-fast bowler who has the potential to play a major role in the Sri Lankan team’s future. He is known