SWOT Analysis – Sri Lanka

Sportzhub analyses the teams participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Strengths

Weaknesses

Lasith Malinga: Malinga has taken 43 wickets in the WC so far, which is the 6th highest by a bowler. Since his comeback midway in 2018, Malinga has picked up 21 wickets in 14 matches.

Thisara Perera: Thisara has scored 695 runs and has taken 31 wickets since 2018 which is max by SriLankan player. In last two years he has a batting average of 34.58 and bowling average of 35.00 which his personal best.

 

 

Poor form: They have not won a single ODI in 2019. Post CWC 2015, they have lost the most matches (55) and have a win% of 27.38%. This is the least among the current 10 WC teams. Moreover, they have constantly chopped and changed causing uncertainty and loss of confidence.

Batting: In 2019, Sri Lanka’s batting average is 22.09 which is the least among the current 10 WC teams. They also have scored the 3rd least number of runs in 2019 and has the least number of 50+ scores (8) in 2019 among the current 10 WC teams.

 

Opportunities

Threats

Dimuth Karunaratne: Leading the Sri Lanka side in the 2019 World Cup will be a huge opportunity for Dimuth Karunaratne. He, as a captain is only 2 ODIs old. He captained SL to win the test series in SA (2019) 2-0, thus becoming the first Asian to win a series in SA.

Matthews: Angelo Matthews is returning after a tiff with the board. When fit Angelo Matthews is definitely Sri Lanka’s best batsman. The former captain is the only batsman to have the technique and temperament to avoid a familiar collapse for the Lankans.

Getting Thrashed: Sri Lanka’s current form coupled with the format means Sri Lanka have the possibility of going home without a win.

 

 

 

 

 

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