Sri Lanka were one of the dominating teams in World cricket once. But in the past few years, there has been a decline in Sri Lanka cricket after the retirement of some big names like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, etc. The 1996 World Cup champions, and the runners-up in 2007 and 2011, had to play qualifiers to feature in the upcoming tournament in India.
However, the fans are still having high hopes from Sri Lanka for the upcoming tournament as they have shown great form in the last couple of years, which includes winning the Asia Cup in 2022 and making into the final of the tournament in 2023. Sri Lanka confirmed their spot in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India by winning the ODI World Cup 2023 qualifiers in Zimbabwe and cannot be taken lightly in the upcoming tournament.
Recently Sri Lanka suffered an embarrassing defeat against Indian in the Asia Cup final on 17th September where they were bowled out for just 50 in front of their home crowd and lost the game by 10 wickets in Colombo. Now Sri Lanka need to move on from the defeat and gear up for their World Cup opener against South Africa on 7th October at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Let’s have a look at the full schedule of the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
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World Cup Sri Lanka Schedule 2023, Match Full Schedule List
|07-Oct-23||Saturday||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|10-Oct-23||Tuesday||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad|
|16-Oct-23||Monday||Sri Lanka vs Australia||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|21-Oct-23||Saturday||Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|26-Oct-23||Thursday||Sri Lanka vs England||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|30-Oct-23||Monday||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|02-Nov-23||Thursday||India vs Sri Lanka||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|06-Nov-23||Monday||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|09-Nov-23||Saturday||SSouth Africa vs New Zealand||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
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Conclusion: World Cup Sri Lanka Matches Schedule 2023
Sri Lanka aren’t the favorites to win the World Cup but they can surprise everyone with their performance in the upcoming tournament. The 1996 World Cup winners could provide great fight to other teams and spoil their plans to clinch the trophy.