Captain Dasun Shanaka says Sri Lanka have already made their mark in the Twenty20 World Cup with commanding wins in the preliminary round and will go into their Super 12 contest against Bangladesh with a slight edge.
2014 Champions Sri Lanka stamped their authority over the game’s minnows in the United Arab Emirates with the versatile bowling attack helping them register big wins in all three matches.
Sri Lanka bundled out their opponents in all of their matches – Namibia for 96, Ireland for 101 and Netherlands for 44 – to breeze into Group One of the Super 12 stage.
Shanaka told reporters on the eve of the match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, “T20 is a very short game, and on our day, everyone saw how good we are. The boys have done well, and they have shown their skills, and they have shown what they really can do in this tournament. They have made their mark in this tournament already.”
Meanwhile, there are doubts over the availability of off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who took eight wickets in three matches but left the field against the Dutch with a side strain after picking up two wickets in one over.
Tomorrow’s game will get underway at 3.30pm Sri Lanka time.