After awarm up round, the ICC World T20 finally begins today as the hosts Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe, what looks to be an easy target for starting the campaign with a winning node. The home side are slightly favourites with some outlets to win Group C and a good start to the tournament will certainly help to shorten those odds.
Sri Lanka have an average performance during their warm up matches; as they lost against India but managed to register a win against the West Indies. Zimbabwe have had a tough time in their warm up matches getting thrashed by Ireland and losing narrowly to Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka, 1996 world champion in ODI format, is definitely a good team and they become more powerful when playing at home so for Zimbabwe it will not be a easy game but every cricket lover knows that upsets are very common in T20 format of Cricket.
Until now these two teams have faced each other 2 times in T20 and both time Sri Lanka was the winner. Let's see whether these stats will change or not after today's match.
ICC World T20: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe -- Squads:
Sri Lanka squad
DPMD Jayawardene*, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal†, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, HMRKB Herath, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, BMAJ Mendis, EMDY Munaweera, MKPAD Perera, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara†, HDRL Thirimanne
BRM Taylor*†, E Chigumbura, AG Cremer, CR Ervine, KM Jarvis, H Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri, CB Mpofu, F Mutizwa, R Muzhange, RW Price, V Sibanda, P Utseya, BV Vitori, MN Waller