The first of the 3-match Test Series between Australia and Sri Lanka begins on Friday at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Australia after losing a hard-fought series against South Africa not so long ago will find it pretty easy against Sri Lanka, who have been poor visitors outside their island nation.
Unlike what was expected, the World T20 in Sri Lanka did not spring up any surprise packages, i.e. talented but inexperienced players making their mark. On the contrary, it were the old hands who delivered for their respective sides, which reiterated that experience is invaluable irrespective of the game’s format.
West Indies clinched the ICC World T20 2012 after outplaying hosts Sri Lanka in a one-sided contest at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka needing only 138 to chase made a complete mess because of the soft approach from its top order.
Mahela Jayawardene believes that Sri Lanka has the capacity to defeat West Indies in the Final of the ICC World T20. Mahela says that his team is not thinking about the 2009 Final of the World T20 which they lost against Pakistan.