I would say England or Australia would be be winners. England because, well they are at home and they've been fantastic since the 2015 WC. Australia because they are probably the best ODI team around and are so far the only team to beat England in an ODI series at home since England's resurgence.
But Sri Lanka can do well IF our batsmen click together (because right now only one or two are really firing at one time). If everyone (especially the pace bowlers) can stay fit I don't see why we can't win. Chandimal has had a great resurgence since last year, Kusal Perera showed signs of his improved batting Befor he was banned and now we have Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya. Mathews is yet to regain form and it shouldn't be long before the law of averages catch up and he gets back to normal.
Our pace bowling is still a problem but Chameera, Pradeep and Lakmal/Asitha/Lahiru Kumara could form a pretty nice attack in my opinion. Though I would like a left armed to create a natural angle because the pitches will be flat and the ball won't move much unless it's overcast.
We definitely can, if our youngsters click but IF they will is the million-dollar question.
England will probably win it... Hope SL does what it usually does, end up being runners up!! Voted maybe though becoz i think we still haven't seen our young team perform to its full potential.. If everything falls into place, there's a real chance to win it...
These guys can make runs against local medium pacers only,not against international bowlers. this was proved, during the very recently concluded Australian tour of Srilanka.
Dayasiri should mind his words. Who the hell is Dayasiri to criticize a world cup winning captain?
I do agree Arjuna does talk out of turn and supportive of his corrupt brother to the hilt. But he has every right like any Srilankan supporter to comment about our side.
Dayasiri should get his facts right before he mouths off at Arjuna. We all know Arjuna has welfare of Srilanka cricket at his heart. If he was asked he woul definitely help but we know Thilanga and gang wouldn't have a bar of it even he volunteered it. We can do with any help especially with our batting!
Agree with @N.M.M. Hales and Samuels seem like strange choices, and where is Warner because he would be my choice. Or maybe de Villiers. But Warner is definitely my favourite Aussie player.
Ohhh I forgot... HUGE fan of Martin Guptill .... Amazing player..
Id put my favourite players as Williamson, Root and Devilliers .. Difficult to discriminate ..
Why are Hales and Samuels in this?? Where the hell is Kane Williamson? Or even Steven Smith??
What a bunch of crooks we have running the show at SLC!!!