SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM SQUAD FOR THE WORLD CUP 2019


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced Dimuth Karunaratne as their captain, and very next day they announced their 15-man World Cup 2019 squad on Thursday. Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis were included surprisingly in the squad as they haven't played the format since long.
The squad:                                                                          

The selection panel led by Asantha de Mel, dropped some players like Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga and Akila Dananjaya, from the squad and put them on standby.
Before announcement of the squad, De Mel described the reason behind selection of certain players, "You will see eight batsman, two spinners, two all-rounders and three fast-bowlers,"



Here’s the name of 15 man squad which were announced;
DIMUTH KARUNARATNE (C)                                                                                                    
BATSMAN   
AVISHKA FERMANDO
BATSMAN

LAHIRU THIRIMANNE                                                                 
BATSMAN
ANGELO MATHEWS                                                                                
BATTING ALLROUNDER
DHANANJAYA DE SILVA                                                                                    
BATTING ALLROUNDER
ISURU UDANA                                                       
Batting Allrounder
MILINDA SIRIWARDANA                                                             
Batting Allrounder
THISARA PERERA                                                                       
Bowling Allrounder
JEEVAN MENDIS                                                  
 Bowling Allrounder
KUSAL PERERA               
WICKETKEEPER-BATSMAN
KUSAL MENDIS                
WICKETKEEPER-BATSMAN
JEFFERY VANDERSAY                                                              
Bowler
LASITH MALINGA                                                 
Bowler
SURANGA LAKMAL                                                                     
Bowler
NUWAN PRADEEP                                                                       
Bowler