Decade Review 2009
The victorious Sri Lankan team returned to Colombo to an open-top bus parade from the airport
The victorious Sri Lankan team returned to Colombo to an open-top bus parade from the airport © AFP


    The win Sri Lanka waited 18 years for

Mark Nicholas: Their cricketers have again reinforced what the game means to their nation

    Where's the room for struggle?

Sidharth Monga: T20 is a cruel format that doesn't give too many players a shot at redemption. Here it's easy to identify a villain and bury him

A night to remember in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando: To have been at the ground for the final would have been great, but to see Colombo come together in wild, unbridled joy was something else

    This time for Sri Lanka?

Ian Chappell: They have been the most consistent side in the five World T20s so far, but will they be able to overcome India's strong and versatile batting line-up?

    A run-machine called Sangakkara

Numbers Game: He has been in awesome form against Bangladesh lately, but a stiffer challenge awaits later this year

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The finest of SL's early years

Stuart Wark: In the '80s, the classy Roy Dias gave stability to a batting line-up that had to compete against teams with far greater experience and depth

Team performance analysis in T20 internationals

Anantha Narayanan: Who defends well and who chases a target better?

Lessons for 2015

Michael Jeh: There is much to learn from the World T20 in Bangladesh but expect different skill sets to come into play in next year's 50-over World Cup

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West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes divine intervention ensured Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, playing the last World Twenty20, make it to the final

Lasith Malinga offers a piece of cake to the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse
Lasith Malinga cuts a cake to celebrate Sri Lanka's World T20 win
Kumar Sangakkara is hugged by Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse after the team's World T20 triumph
Fans cheer the Sri Lanka players on their return to Colombo
The Sri Lankan players returned home to an open-top bus parade
Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga returned to a heroes' welcome in Colombo
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