ICC Champion trophy is an eye-catching tournament that is going to be started in June and it is followed by a large number of people because it is the second largest and most interesting tournament for 50 overs. The participant teams are selected due to their previous performance throughout the ICC ranking.
Sri Lankan team is one of the 8 teams in this tournament which have qualified for this tournament. These teams are well balanced and have match winning players who can play a vital role in the victory of their team.
Though Sri Lankan team consists of young players but still they have match winning players who have the ability to play match winning innings for their team. This team has also well-balanced bowlers, batsmen, and an all-rounder in the team.
Sri Lankan Team Squads Champion Trophy 2017
- Angelo Mathews (captain)
- Upul Tharanga
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Kusal Perera
- Kusal Mendis
- Chamara Kapugedera
- Asela Gunaratne
- Dinesh Chandimal
- Lasith Malinga
- Suranga Lakmal
- Nuwan Pradeep
- Nuwan Kulasekara
- Thisara Perera
- Lakshan Sandakan
- Seekkuge Prasanna
They have some outstanding players such as Malinga who has dangerous bowling action who can destroy the batting attack of any team. He is the best player for 50 over matches such as champion trophy.
The team is under the dynamic supervision of Angelo Mathews who is also a great all-rounder with his match-winning abilities.
They have also a batsman who had not played even a single ODIs since 2016 and now has succeeded to make his value in the team with his performance.
It would be an outstanding tournament to be seen because of having all the powerful teams in this tournament. Sri Lankan team has also strong middle order batsmen in the team who can face any kind of casualty on the ground against any team.
Angelo Mathews says in an interview that we have a strong and balanced combination of batting and bowling and additionally we are traveling with 17 players that are the plus point for us.
33-year-old Malinga has also quitted from test cricket due to his knee injury and he has already played 191 one day international matches, returned in this tournament to support his team. He is hopeful to get a huge dominance over other teams.
All the teams are well balanced and strong enough in batting and bowling areas and even in fielding point of view. It will be before time to say who win the trophy because it is just like an unsolved riddle that can’t be solved before the last over of the final match.
Sri Lankan Champions Trophy 2017 Schedule
|1||26 May||Australia vs Sri Lanka, The Oval (Warm-up matches)|
|2||30 May||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Edgbaston (Warm-up matches)|
|3||3 June||Sri Lanka vs South Africa, The Oval (D)|
|4||8 June||India vs Sri Lanka, The Oval (D)|
|5||12 June||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Cardiff (D)|