Asia Cup 2016: Sri Lanka squad, Preview – Under Lasith Malinga, defending champions are a side to reckon with

Despite suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of MS Dhoni-led India recently, Sri Lanka 's squad for Asia Cup 2016 has become a formidable one with the return of some of the veterans.

Asia Cup 2016: Sri Lanka squad, Preview – Under Lasith Malinga, defending champions are a side to reckon with

New Delhi: Despite suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of MS Dhoni-led India recently, Sri Lanka 's squad for Asia Cup 2016 has become a formidable one with the return of some of the veterans.

Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath and Nuwan Kulasekara are all seasoned campaigners and their comeback with add a lot of strength to the Sri Lankan team.

In the batting department, the onus will be on Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal to do most of the scoring at the top, while Mathews, Perera and Kulasekara will strengthen the middle order.

In the bowling department, Sri Lanka have two spinners in Senanayake and Herath and three medium pacers in Mathews, Kulasekara and Perera.

Malinga, who is the highest wicket taker in T20Is with 38 wickets, would want to lead from the front and guide Sri Lanka to their sixth title.

ICC T20I Ranking: 5

Coach: Graham Ford

Sri Lanka's 15-man Squad: Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

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