The high-profile ICC World Twenty20 gets underway with no clear top teams yet. The first match of the leagu will be played between the home team Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Hambantota.
The home team Sri Lanka is also one of the favourite team to win the title this year. Sri Lanka have great chances to win Twenty20 title as they are playing at home grounds, full support from fans and they know the conditions of the grounds very well.
However, Sri Lanka lost their warm-up match against India, but they are know to make a better comeback. The Sri Lanka cricket team has some great match winning player, who can turn around the game in a short period.
Players like Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara are world class batsman and in the bowling department, they have Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, and above all, Lasith Malinga.
Meanwhile, India lost to arch-rival Pakistan yesterday in the warm-up match by 5 wickets. Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal was the hero of the match. he played 92 runs knock from just 50 balls hitting 6 sixes and 5 fours.
Earlier, India batted first and made 185 runs with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sherma hitting fifties. Virat Kohli made75 runs from 47 balls and Rohit made 56 runs from 40 balls.
Team for the first ICC World Twenty20 match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
Brendan Taylor (captain), Stuart Matsikenyeri, Vusi Sibanda, Ray Price, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Malcolm Waller, Brian Vitori, Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Richard Muzhange, Prosper Utseya, Forster Mutizwa
Sri Lanka Squad:
Mahela Jayawardena (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Akila Dananjaya, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Jeewan Mendis, Dilshan Munaweera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanna