World Cup 2023: As the countdown to the much-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 commences, teams from around the globe are making their way to Indian shores, marking the beginning of what promises to be a thrilling cricketing showdown. After its 2011 hosting stint, India is once again poised to be the backdrop for some of the sport’s most memorable moments, with the opening bout slated between defending champions England and New Zealand.

In recent developments:

World Cup 2023 Sri Lanka’s Grand Entry:

The Sri Lankan Cricket Team, led by Captain Dasun Shanaka, has landed in India, making their presence felt as they gear up for the mega event. A video documenting their arrival at Guwahati Airport, with players and staff members stepping onto Indian soil, has been making the rounds, courtesy of Star Sports’ Instagram account. The palpable excitement wasn’t just limited to the team; fans eagerly snapped photos, ensuring they captured this landmark moment.

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An Enthusiastic Send-off:

World Cup 2023: Before embarking on their World Cup journey, the Sri Lankan team was seen engaging in religious ceremonies, seeking blessings and well-wishes for the tournament. As they set off for India on the evening of 26th September, a significant number of fans lined the streets, waving them off and showering the team with love and support.

World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Matches to Watch:

The preparation is in full swing as the Sri Lankan team is slated to play two crucial practice matches in Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium. The Lions will first lock horns with Bangladesh on September 29, followed by a clash with Afghanistan on October 3. These encounters will serve as a prelude to their World Cup opener against South Africa on October 7.

Team Roster:

World Cup 2023: The Sri Lankan contingent for the World Cup includes a blend of seasoned campaigners and young guns: Captain Dasun Shanaka, Dushan Hemanta, Mahish Teekshana, Dilshan Madhushanka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Sadira Samarawickrama, Dhananjay de Silva, Dunith Vellalage, Mathisha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajita, and Kusal Perera, with Chamika Karunaratne listed as a reserve.

World Cup 2023 SL Team
World Cup 2023 SL Team

With teams like Sri Lanka all geared up, the World Cup promises to be an event where cricketing legends are made, records are broken, and moments cherished for a lifetime.