Sri Lanka‘s cricket authorities unveiled their 15-member squad for the 2023 Asian Video games cricket event on Monday (September 18). This marks the return of cricket to the Asian Video games, with the game being featured for the third time in its historical past, following its exclusion in 2018.
Sri Lanka’s previous success in Asian video games cricket
Sri Lanka brings a historical past of triumph to the Asian Video games cricket competitors. The final time cricket was a part of the Asian Video games in 2014, Sri Lanka clinched the gold medal within the males’s cricket occasion by defeating Afghanistan by 68 runs, showcasing their caliber on the worldwide stage.
Particulars of the upcoming Asian Video games cricket occasion
The Asian Video games occasion will happen in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8, with the lads’s event commencing on September 27. Fifteen cricket groups will take part within the males’s competitors, the place the highest 4 seeds, together with India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will be a part of from the quarterfinals. The group stage will contain the remaining 11 groups, with the 4 group winners advancing to the quarterfinal stage. The medal matches for bronze and gold are slated for October 7. Sri Lanka will open their marketing campaign on October 4 after they tackle the qualifier within the third quarterfinal.
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Conflict with ICC ODI World Cup 2023 results in secondary squads for Asian Video games
One of many intriguing dynamics of the upcoming Asian Video games cricket event is its overlap with the distinguished ICC ODI World Cup 2023. This scheduling battle has compelled cricketing powerhouses like Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka to go for secondary squads within the Asian Video games. These secondary groups will present alternatives for rising abilities to showcase their expertise on the worldwide stage whereas the first squads give attention to the World Cup, including a component of pleasure to each occasions.
Sahan Arachchige to captain Sri Lanka’s Asian Video games Squad
Sri Lanka’s cricket management has entrusted the duty of captaining the 15-member Sri Lankan aspect within the prestigious event to the proficient Sahan Arachchige.
Arachchige, who was beforehand part of the Asia Cup 2023 remaining squad, will now lead his staff. His expertise and management qualities make him a helpful asset as Sri Lanka goals to make a mark within the Asian Video games cricket event.
Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad for the Asian Video games
Lasith Croospulle, Shevon Daniel, Ashen Bandara, Sahan Arachchige (C), Ahan Wickramasinghe, Lahiru Udara (WK), Ravindu Fernando, Ranitha Liyanarachchi, Nuwanidu Fernando, Sachitha Jayatilake, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Nimesh Vimukthi, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nuwan Thushara, Isitha Wijesundera