Sri Lanka Legends are one of the six teams competing in the Road Safety World Series. They will be led the former batsman, Tillakratne Dilshan who was part of the World Cup squad that reached the finals in 2007 and 2011.
The inaugural edition of the tournament was cancelled midway last year owing to the pandemic. Sri Lanka Legends had played two matches till then, winning and losing one each. The Lankans defeated Australia Legends and were beaten by India Legends, thanks to a terrific knock from Irfan Pathan.
Captain– Tillakratne Dilshan
Sri Lanka Legends: Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Russel Arnold, Ajantha Mendis, Farveez Maharoof, Sanath Jayasuriya, Manjula Prasad, Malinda Warnapura, Dammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Chamara Kapugedra, Tillakratne Dilshan, Dulanjana Wijesinghe
Key Players for Sri Lanka Legends
Tillakratne Dilshan was one of the most feared batsman in world cricket, back in his hay days. He invented the famous ‘Pallu Scoop’ which he used to great effect in the T20 format. Dilshan’s fiery knocks from the top of the order will certainly be important for the Asian side. Moreover, he picked up a few wickets in the last edition of the tournament, including three wickets against Australia Legends.
Sanath Jayasuriya who did not play a part in the last edition of the tournament, features in the squad this year. The explosive left-handed batsman will open the innings alongside his captain, Dilshan and the two can bat out the opposition from the game if they get their eye in.
Rangana Herath, the left-arm spinner is another key member in this Sri Lankan squad. The pitches are expected to spinner-friendly given the subcontinental conditions, hence Herath can back himself to be a match-winner on a day or two.
Best Playing XI
Sri Lanka Legends: Tillakratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedra, Russel Arnold, Thilan Thushara, Farveez Maharoof, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara