Sri Lanka possible 17-Man Squad-
1. Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-Hand Batsman)
2. Niroshan Dickwella (Wicket-Keeper)(Left-Hand Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
4. Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
5. Angelo Mathews (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
6. Dhananjaya De Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
7. Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8. Thisara Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
9. Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)
10. Lasith Malinga (Right-Arm Fast)
11. Dushmantha Chameera (Right-Arm Fast)
12. Wanindu Hasaranga (Right-Arm Leg-Spin) / Nishan Peiris (Right-Arm Off-Spin)
13. Dinesh Chandimal (Right-Hand Batsman)
14. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
15. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
16. Shehan Madushanka (Right-Arm Fast) / Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
17. Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman) / Danushka Gunathilaka (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
- UAE is a place where Fast-Bowler enjoy so Sri Lanka should pack a strong fast-bowler group in the Squad.
- Lahiru Thirimanne has been in good form recently and has a reputation of scoring big consistently in Big Events like Asia Cup in 2014, World Cup 2015, World Cup T20 2014, therefore, he has a good chance to be in the squad.
Sri Lanka has to have a nice blend of youth and experienced player since now they have stable XI they can work with now they have to build their pool of 25-man squad for the World Cup. A good way to do this is bringing in some young star from the Sri Lanka Emerging Team / A team.
Sri Lanka generally names a 17-man squad for overseas tours after there experience in India the Delhi test was they didn`t have enough player to fielded.