The Sri Lankan men’s and women’s team announced for the upcoming Asian Games 2023. Both squads made it into the quarterfinals due to higher rankings.
The Sri Lankan men’s team will play the quarterfinals on 3rd October at 6.30 AM. It promises to be an exciting Asian Games tournament as they would look for a great performance in this tournament.
It will be captained by Sahan Arachchige and hopes to prove his worth in helping the Sri Lankan team win the gold medal in the prestigious event. Sri Lanka are the defending Champions in Men’s Cricket tournament that they won in the 2014 edition played in Incheon. They also secured fourth place in the 2010 edition.
The men’s team has experience playing in the Lanka Premier League and has featured in the ACC Emerging Asia Cup played in Sri Lanka.
Asian Games 2023: Sri Lanka Men’s Squad
Lasith Croospulle, Shevon Dainel, Ashen Bandara, Sahan Arachchige (C), Ahan Wickramasinghe, Lahiru Udara (WK), Ravindu Fernando, Ranitha Liyanarachi, Nuwandiu Fernando, Sachita Jayatilake, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Nimesh Vimukthi, Lahiru Samarkoon, Nuwan Thusara, Isitha Wijesundera.
The Women’s Cricket Team will be high on confidence as they registered their first-ever win abroad defeating England 2-1 in their home den. They secured the bronze medal in the 2014 edition of the Asian Games.
It promises to be a tough fight as the Sri Lankan women’s team qualified for the quarterfinals directly. They will feature in the quarterfinals on 22 September 2023.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee selected the following men’s (Sri Lanka ‘A’) and women’s squad to take part in the Asian Games 2023 to be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8.#AsianGames pic.twitter.com/fOV9reZmwV
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 18, 2023
Asian Games 2023: Sri Lankan Women’s Squad
Chamari Atthapthu (C), Harshita Samawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Kaveesha Dilhari, Imesha Dulani, Anushka Sanjeevani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshka Prabodhani, Hasni Perera, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Achini Kulasooriya, Inoshi Fernando.
The Sri Lankan women’s looks experienced with the leadership of Chamari who has been performing brilliantly in the T20I format. She led Sri Lanka to a historic 2-1 series win over England. Chamari contributed with both bat and ball.
Under her captaincy, the Sri Lankan team would look to register glory with some lovely performances by all players.