Chamari Athapaththu to lead Sri Lanka’s squad for Commonwealth Games 2022

We now are 10 days away from witnessing cricket make its debut at the Commonwealth Games that get underway on the 29th of July with an exciting matchup between Australia and India that’s lately had close contests fought and is a modern cricket rivalry in the building. Today, it’s Sri Lanka who’ve named their squad for the Games and with that, we’ve got the squad for all the 8 nations participating in the multi-sporting event.

 

Chamari Athapaththu to lead Sri Lanka's squad for Commonwealth Games 2022. PC: Getty Images
Chamari Athapaththu to lead Sri Lanka’s squad for Commonwealth Games 2022. PC: Getty Images

 

SRI LANKA’S SQUAD FOR THE GAMES :

Chamari Athapaththu (C), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Malsha Shehani, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Rashmi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani.

It is the same squad that played India in their recent home series, but faced a 1-2 series defeat and will hope for better results having backed the same squad of 15. Youngster, Vishmi Gunaratne is expected to open alongside skipper, Chamari Athapaththu having held her position in the squad who’s now all set to play in her first global event. There are many all-rounders in the Sri Lankan squad and will want handy contributions from them to step up and set games. Spinners for Sri Lanka will remain a key and should expect some good assistance from the Edgbaston track which is the venue for all of the Games. Inoka Ranaweeram and Oshadi Ranasinghe are the sides two spinners who hunt in pairs for restricting oppositions.

Sri Lanka played the qualifiers early this year to make it to the Commonwealth Games. Sri Lanka bagged wins in all 4 games to seal their spot, the tournament saw skipper, Chamari Athapaththu lead from the front with 221 runs and was adjourned as the player of the series.

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Sri Lanka are placed in group B alongside, England, New Zealand and South Africa whom they play on the 30th of June, 2nd of August and 4th of August respectively. Sri Lanka are making their way to the Games in the middle of a crisis situation back home and with some impressive and promising brand of cricket will look to bring joy to the faces of many.

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