Recently, Sri Lanka managed to pull off a series win against mighty Australia as Sri Lanka is leading the 5 match ODI series against Australia by 3-1, now let us have a look on the 5 best game changes in the current Sri Lankan squad-
- Wanindu Hasaranga
We have seen Wanindu Hasaranga’s performance in the TATA IPL 2022 season and he has been really impressed with the ball as well as with the bat in the lower middle order. He has been one of the most economical and wicket-taking spinners on the Sri Lankan side and can shift the momentum of the match with his one spell. Hasaranga has picked up 29 wickets in 29 ODIs and 62 wickets in 38 T20s.
2. Charith Asalanka
The left-handed Asalanka scored his maiden century at a very crucial moment as his 110 runs innings guided Sri Lanka to 258 all out, a total that proved just enough to hand them an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the 5-match series. The young gun has a lot of potentials and he has shown his worth at various times. The young man has scored 645 runs in 15 ODIs which is really impressive and potrays his quality as a batter.
3. Dasun Shanaka
A hard-hitting all-rounder, who juggles between being a lower-order impetus and a handy medium pacer who can swing the ball, Dasun Shanaka is yet another product to come out of the fertile Sinhalese Sports Club. He has shown various times what quality and stability he brings with him in the middle order. He has scored 842 runs in 37 matches for the Sri Lankan side with a top score of 102.
4. Chamika Karunaratne
The bowling all-rounder, not only provides wicket-taking spells for the Sri Lankan side but can also contribute with the bat. The young man was also a junior javelin thrower along with being an international badminton player. Karunaratne’s potential can take him up to be the next lead star in the Sri Lankan lineup. He has picked 11 wickets in his 13 ODI matches and scored 269 runs as well being in the lower middle order.
The most experienced Sri Lanka cricketer right now in the squad, Angelo Mathews has been the all-rounder to look after for the opposition for a long time since the days of Kumar Sangakara and Mahela Jayawardene. His attacking and sensible batting style in the middle gives a lot of stability in the middle and also picks up wickets with his medium-pace bowling at crucial times. He has played 218 ODIs and scored about 6,000 runs till now and also grabbed 120 wickets.