Updated May 31st, 2024 at 13:14 IST

Can Sri Lanka replicate 2014 success? Full schedule and squad for SL in the T20 World Cup 2024

Sri Lanka seeks to replicate their 2014 success in the T20 World Cup, with the complete schedule and squad lineup announced for 2024.

Reported by: Aryan Suraj Chadha
श्रीलंका ने आकिब जावेद को बनाया फास्ट बॉलिंग कोच | Image:AP
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The Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) revealed the 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, which will be co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies in June. Remarkably, experienced all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has been named team captain, a big move after he became Sri Lanka's full-time T20I skipper in December 2023. Southpaw batsman Charith Asalanka will also take over as vice-captain for the T20 World Cup. Together with young players, the squad includes seasoned players like Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis (ODI captain), and Dhananjaya de Silva (test captain). The lineup gains depth with the return of seasoned all-rounder Angelo Mathews, a major player in Lanka's 2014 title win. With the intention of adding strength and variety to Sri Lanka's pace attack for the T20 World Cup 2024, the selection committee has selected Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, and Dilshan Madushanka in the fast bowling category.

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Sri Lanka’s full schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Group D comprises Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bangladesh, Netherlands, and Nepal.

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On June 3, Sri Lanka will play South Africa to start their league-stage adventure. On June 7 they will play Bangladesh. They play Nepal in their third group stage game on June 11 and the Netherlands on June 16.

  • June 3: vs South Africa, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York (8:00 p.m. IST/9:30 a.m. local time)
  • June 7: vs Bangladesh, Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas (6:00 a.m. IST (June 8)/7:30 p.m. local time (June 7)
  • June 11: vs Nepal, Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida ( 5:00 a.m. IST (June 12)/07:30 p.m. local time (June 11)
  • June 16: vs Netherlands, Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia (6:00 a.m. IST (June 17)/8:30 p.m. local time (June 16)

Starting on June 19 and lasting until June 25, is the Super 8 stage. June 26 and 27 will then see the semi-finals, and June 29 will see the final.

Sri Lanka squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Charith Asalanka (vc), Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana, and Dilshan Madushanka

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Traveling Reserves: Asitha Fernando, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Janith Liyanage.

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 13:14 IST