Sri Lanka (SL) Team Squad, Player List, Schedule For ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Sri Lanka, one of the teams which are known for its classy performances in the ICC World Cup tournament. But one event where Sri Lanka has been consistently disappointing is ICC Champions Trophy. The two-time semi-finalist and 2001 Champions (2001 CT was shared by India and Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka are entering the tournament as the underdogs. The team which was known for their players like Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Muralidharan, Jayasuriya are left with no players who can fill the boots of these great cricketers. So Sri Lanka in recent past has suffered various shock defeats from Bangladesh at home, few whitewash series losses which has dropped Sri Lanka down the rankings. It will be interesting to see how the Sri Lankan team revive themselves from such sloppy performance.
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Sri Lanka (SL) Team Squad, Player List For ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Sri Lanka Player List For ICC CT 2017 – On 23rd April, Sri Lankan Cricket Board declared a list of 15 players who will travel to England for ICC Champions Trophy. The inclusion of Lasith Malinga made the news as Malinga is back into the Sri Lankan squad after several months. Looking at the current Sri Lankan team conditions, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews are two important players who need to drive Sri Lanka out of misery and prove the world on grandest stage. With no surprise, Sri Lanka has stuck with Angelo Mathews as a captain. The team has no option other than appointing Mathews as the skipper of the team. The pretty inexperienced squad includes some experienced players like Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Kapugadera, Thisara Perera and Kulasekara who have been in and out of squad frequently.
|Dinesh Chandimal||Batsman / Wicket-keeper|
|Chamara Kapugedara||All Rounder|
|Angelo Mathews (Captain)||All Rounder|
|Thisara Parara||All Rounder|
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Sri Lanka Team Schedule
ICC CT 2017 Sri Lanka Schedule – Looking at the dismal performance of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket Board has chalked out a clear plan for the team. The players are expected to depart for Kent on 18th May. The Board has booked the hotels, stadium and all necessary required things for the players. The team will play Ireland on 20th and 22nd May after which ICC has organised a Warm up match schedule for every team. Sri Lanka will play Australia and New Zealand in Warm up matches which are scheduled for 26th and 30th May respectively.
|26-May||Australia vs Sri Lanka||The Oval|
|30-May||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Edgbaston|
Sri Lanka is placed in Pool B along with two Asian sides India, Pakistan and South Africa. The Sri Lanka will kick off their campaign against South Africa at The Oval on 3rd June. They are further scheduled to play India and Pakistan on 8th and 12th June at The Oval and Cardiff stadium respectively. Here is the complete Sri Lanka team schedule for ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
|3rd June||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||The Oval|
|8th June||India vs Sri Lanka||The Oval|
|12th June||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Cardiff|