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Sri Lanka Squad for 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and Group Stage Schedule

In this article, check out the Sri Lanka Squad for 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and their Group Stage schedule. ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 will be played between 18 June and 9 July 2023.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 16.06.2023
Sri Lanka Squad for 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and Group Stage Schedule

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The ICC Cricket World Cup 1996 winners, Sri Lanka, are set to start their battle in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023. In this article, we are talking about their full squads and Group Stage schedule for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

Zimbabwe is hosting the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 (18 June-9 July 2023), where ten teams are battling for the last two spots for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.


How to qualify for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023?

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In the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023, Sri Lanka will begin from Group B. The other four teams in this Group B are Ireland, Scotland, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The Lankan team will play one game against all the other teams in this group.

At the end of the Group Stage, the top three teams of each of the two groups will advance to the Super Six of this competition.

Later, in the Super Six, each team will play one match only against each of the three teams from the other group. At the end of the Super Six, the top two teams will advance to the Final of the tournament as well as qualify for the last two spots for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

In the Final of the Qualifier, the winners will be handed the tournament trophy.


India will host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023


India will host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 between October and November 2023. A total of ten teams, including the two finalists of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023, will participate in this 13th edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup competition.

Sri Lanka have appeared in every ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup till 2019. In 1979, they experienced their first ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier, where they finished as the Champions to advance to the 1979 Cricket World Cup. The 2023 edition will be their only second appearance in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier history.


Sri Lanka in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup


Year

Final Status

1975

Group Stage

1979

Group Stage

1983

Group Stage

1987

Group Stage

1992

League Stage

1996

Champions

1999

Group Stage

2003

Semi-Finals

2007

Runners-up

2011

Runners-up

2015

Quarter-Finals

2019

League Stage

 

Sri Lanka in the previous ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers


Year

Final Status

1979

Champions

 

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023


Sri Lanka Full Squad


Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Mendis (vc & wk), Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha


Group Stage Schedule (Group B)


19 June: Sri Lanka vs UAE at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

23 June: Oman vs Sri Lanka at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

25 June: Ireland vs Sri Lanka at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

27 June: Scotland vs Sri Lanka at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo


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