Feb 5 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Sri Lanka squad for the 2015 cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand:
Captain: Angelo Mathews
The 27-year-old all-rounder is the man for all seasons. He routinely stands up and contributes when Sri Lanka are in trouble and plays the role of the finisher to perfection with the bat. His medium-pace bowling should prove very handy on the hard and bouncier pitches in Australia and New Zealand.
Coach: Marvan Atapattu
The former captain was one of the most technically gifted batsmen of his era and was named full-time head coach in April after the resignation of Englishman Paul Farbrace. Atapattu became Sri Lanka’s first full-time local coach in 15 years since Roy Dias in 1999.
Squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad
Key batsman: Kumar Sangakkara
The stylish left-hander is expected to retire after the World Cup meaning it will be his last attempt to win the trophy after finishing runner-up in the last two editions. The calm and composed former captain is also a constant source of inspiration for the team’s bowlers from behind the wickets with the gloves.
Key bowler: Lasith Malinga
The pace spearhead was included in the squad despite having not played since undergoing ankle surgery in September. The 31-year-old’s yorkers, delivered with a sling-shot action, make him almost unplayable at times.
World Cup record: 1975 - first round; 1979 - first round; 1983 - first round; 1987 - first round; 1992 - first round; 1996 - champions; 1999 - first round; 2003 - semi-finals; 2007 - runner-up; 2011 - runner-up.
Overall playing record: Played: 745, Won: 352, Lost: 357, Tied: 4, No Result: 32
Highest innings total: 443-9 v Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2006
Lowest innings total: 43 v South Africa, Paarl, 2012
Most appearances: 441 - Sanath Jayasuriya
Highest individual score: 189 - Sanath Jayasuriya v India, Sharjah, 2000
Leading run-scorer: 13,434 - Kumar Sangakkara
Best bowling: 8-19 - Chaminda Vaas v Zimbabwe, Colombo, 2001
Leading wicket-taker: 523 - Muttiah Muralitharan
Highest partnership: 286 (first) - Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya v England, Leeds, 2006
Most catches by a fielder: 211 - Mahela Jayawardene
Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: 465 - Kumar Sangakkara (Compiled by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Patrick Johnston)