It has undoubtedly been a transitional period for Sri Lanka over the past few years. Since the 2015 Cricket World Cup they’ve seen the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera retire. Given all seven features in the T20 World Cup winning side of 2014, that’s a list of departures any nation would struggle to adjust to.
This month, they have the chance to show the world that the transitional phase is coming to an end and that they are ready to conquer cricket again.
Ahead of their opening game against Namibia on 18 October, we take a look at their chances at the World Cup.