07 December 201421:37

Sri Lanka announce Preliminary 30 Man World Cup Squad

Angelo Mathews-led squad includes nine players from 2011 World Cup and some new faces

Sri Lanka announce Preliminary 30 Man World Cup Squad - Cricket News

Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan have all been named in the 30-member squad.

Sri Lanka, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup finalists, has named its preliminary 30-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Captained by Angelo Mathews, the squad has a blend of youth and experience with nine players returning from the 2011 event. They include fast bowlers Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara, and Ajantha Mendis, the spinner, who, with experience of Australian and New Zealand conditions, are expected to spearhead Sri Lanka’s bowling attack. The selectors have chosen plenty of pace options keeping the conditions in mind.

Farveez Maharoof and Nuwan Pradeep, who last played a One-Day International for Sri Lanka in 2012, were also included in the squad. The selectors have also included plenty of new faces including Lakshan Sandakan, the Chinaman bowler, and Tharindu Kaushal, the offspinner, who are yet to make their international debut.

Squad

1). Angelo Mathews (Captain)

2). T M Dilshan

3). Lahiru Thirimanna

4). Kumar Sangakkara

5). Mahela Jayawardene

6). Kusal Janith

7). Upul Tharanga

8). Dimuth Karunarathna

9). Dinesh Chandimal

10). Ashan Priyanjana

11). Kithuruwan Vithanage

12). Niroshan Dickwella

13). Rangana Herath

14). Dilruwan Perera

15). Seekkuge Prasanna

16). Ajantha Mendis

17). Sachithra Senanayaka

18). P H D Kaushal

19). Jeevan Mendis

20). Ramith Rambukwella

21). Suranga Lakmal

22). Nuwan Kulasekara

23). Lasith Malinga

24). Dhammika Prasad

25). Shaminda Eranga

26). Thisara Perera

27). F. Maharoof

28). Nuwan Pradeep

29). Lahiru Gamage

30). Lakshan Sandakan