The Defending champion and runner-up in 2012, Sri Lanka team once again ready to retain their tittle of world champion T20. ICC world T20 tournament is to begin from 8th March to 3rd April 2016 in India. The first step to the tournament has been taken by the Sri Lanka as they have announced their playing squad for T20 world cup 2016. Sri Lanka cricket team contains the in-form players and will be led by captain Lasith Malinga.
Lasith Malinga, Anglo Methews and Rangana Herath are the team players which will be making their return to the team squad for world T20 2016. With experienced Tillakaratne Dilshan and new talent Dinesh Chandimal, the batting line has tendency to do wonders in the field. The bowling side consists of bowlers like Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath and captain Anglo Methews who can be a tough competition for opposition.The Sri Lankan squad is a combination of experience and new comers, which will make the tournament worth watching. Due to the retirement, absence of former captain Mahela Jayewardene and Kumar Sangakkara will be felt during the matches.
The team is placed on 5th position in the ICC T20 Team world ranking. Srilanka team are in group A along with West Indies, South Africa, England and a team which will be selected after qualifier matches of T20 World Cup.
Sri Lanka Team Players for World T20 2016 :-
- Lasith Malinga (captain)
- Angelo Mathews (vice-captain)
- Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
- Tillakaratne Dilshan
- Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
- Shehan Jayasuriya
- Milinda Siriwardena
- Dasun Shanaka
- Chamara Kapugedera
- Nuwan Kulasekara
- Dushmantha Chameera
- Thisara Perera
- Sachithra Senanayake
- Rangana Herath
- Jeffrey Vandersay
The schedule of Sri Lanka Team for group matches of T20 World Cup 2016 is :-
March 17- Sri Lanka vs Qualifier (Kolkata)
March 20- Sri Lanka vs West Indies (Bangalore)
March 26- Sri Lanka vs England (Delhi)
March 28- Sri Lanka vs South Africa (Delhi).