Sri Lanka National Cricket Team: Sri Lanka Cricket Team is one of the four Asian Test playing nations among India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team comprises of the National Men’s team that represent the country in the International cricketing events. The events are conducted under the supervision of International Cricket Council (ICC). The team is governed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which is a full-time member of ICC. Implying, Sri Lanka is eligible to play in formats including Test, One Day International, and T20 International.
Sri Lanka Cricket Team won its maiden World Cup title in 1996 under the leadership of former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga. They went on to win the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (along with India) and then first T20 World Cup title in the year 2014.
Also known as ‘The Lions’ which is also depicted on the national team logo since its formation in 1975. Sri Lanka has so far appeared in 12 ICC World Cup tournaments, six T20 World Cup tournaments and one World Test Championship.
Full Name: Sri Lanka National Cricket Team
Sri Lanka Cricket Team Head Coach:
In December 2019, former South African player, Mickey Arthur was appointed as the Head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team. He replaced the interim coach Rumesh Ratnayake for the position.
Sri Lanka Cricket Team Captain:
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appointed Dimuth Karunaratne as the Test captain of Sri Lanka Cricket team, while Kusal Perera leads the ODI and T20I team. The last few years has not been stable for the Sri Lanka Team as well as the board. Since 2017, SLC has changed five Test team captains. It started off with the appointment of Angelo Matthews, but unfortunately, the team failed to deliver internationally.
Previous Test skippers (since 2017)- Angelo Matthews, Rangana Herath, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne (present)
And the situation of the ODI team was more strenuous as the side saw a change in its leadership nine times until 2021. Currently, Kusal Perera leads the limited-overs team.
Previous ODI skippers (since 2017)- Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Kusal Perera (present)
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