The World Twenty20 2012 starts today, when hosts Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe in Hambantota, the game starts at 15:00 BST.
Sri Lanka have a great record in T20 World Cups they reached the final in 2009, and the semi finals in 2010. They will be looking to go one better on home soil and take home the T20 Wwrld Cup from holders England.
Sri Lanka possess the most destructive bowler in twenty20 Cricket the the shame of Lasith Malinga , he has one of the best yorkers in world cricket, firing them in at 90 mph, he is one of the best death bowlers. He has retired from other forms of international cricket and he is a key member of Mumbai Indians team in the IPL.
Sri lanka’s other player to watch is All rounder Angelo Mathews who is also a very talented T20 player who has a test century vs Australia and also bowls medium pace and is difficult to get away in this form of the game. Sri Lanka will miss Muttiah Muralitharan the great spinner who has now retired, but they have enough class in their side to go very far.
The Sri Lanka World Twenty20 Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Akila Dhananjaya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Dilshan Munaweera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne.
Zimbabwe are still trying to establish themselves again in world cricket, in Brendan Taylor they have a wicket keeper batsman who could do very well in this T20 tournament. Also look out for Hamilton Masakadza who has a healthy strike rate of 120 in ODI’s including 5 fifties.
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