Sir Lanka is one of the permanent members of ICC test teams. This is the team that has won ICC championships in every format. But this time, they have to appear in the qualifying and hold any of the top two positions in Group A. They will face Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia. The group looks easy. Sri Lanka has only one powerful Opponent, and that is Ireland. If Sri Lanka beat them, then it will be to qualify for Super 12s. So, Let’s have a look at the Sir Lanka Team For T20 World Cup.
ICC T20 World Cup Sri Lanka Team
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(Wicket-Keeper), Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasarang, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Ishan Jayaratne, Lakshan Sandakan
Sri Lanka Previous T20 World Cup History
Sri was in group C. They played their first match against a low-profile team Kenya. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 260 for 6. In response, Kenya only managed to post a total of 88 runs losing all wickets. Sri Lanka won the match by 172 runs. In the second encounter, Sri Lankan Team beat New Zealand by 7 wickets and qualified for the second round.
In the Second Stage of the T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka faced Pakistan, Australia, and Bangla Desh. The team only managed to win against Bangla Desh and placed third in the group. And this was the end of their dreams.
SL In The ICC T20 World Cup 2009
In the 2009 edition of the t20 world cup, the team was placed in Group C, where the other two teams Sri Lanka had to face were Australia and West Indies. The most dangerous group of the world cup.
Sri Lanka beat both West Indies by 15 runs and Australia by 6 wickets. Sri Lanka topped Group C. Australia eliminated in the first round, which was a real setback for the fans.
Sri Lanka was in Group F along with Pakistan, New Zealand, and Ireland in this stage. Once again, the Sri Lankan team out-classed all the opponents and qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2009.
In the Semi-Final, Sri Lanka took on West Indies. Sri Lanka batted first and scored a decent total of 158 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. While chasing down the target, West Indies scored 101 runs losing all ten wickets. At this stage, Sri Lanka was just a step away from becoming the ICC T20 World title champion for the first time.
Sri Lanka In T20 World Cup 2010
The grand final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2009, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka batted first. Muhammad Amir, Saeed Ajmal, and Abd-Ur-Razzaq destroy the top-order of the team. But K. Sangakkara scored 64 runs and reached a good total of 138 runs. In reply, Pakistan chased the target for the loss of two wickets in the 18.4 overs. Afridi scored 54, not out, and was declared Player of the Match.
Sri Lanka team in the T20 World Cup 2010 reached the Semi-Final stage again. In the group stage, the team beat West Indies and India to reach the Semi-final stage. In the Semi-Final, England beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets.
SL Became Champion In 2014
ICC T20 World Cup 2014, the Sri Lankan Team played exceptionally well. They were the hosts as well. This was the Tournament where Sri Lanka Qualify for the Grand final again.
In the Semi-Final, they faced West Indies. Sri Lanka bat first and posted a massive total of 160/6 in their 20 overs. In 13.5 overs, West Indies only managed to score 80 runs for the loss of 4 wickets, and Sri Lanka won the match by 27 runs through the D/L method.
The final was played between India and Sri Lanka. India batted first and put 130 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets. Sri Lanka got the score in 17.5 overs to became the T20 World Cup champion for the first time.