Sri Lanka news September 3, 2012

'Sri Lankan pitches have changed' - Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara has said that Sri Lanka will be one of the favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20, despite Sri Lanka's pitches having become less spin-friendly. Pitches at Pallekele and Hambantota - stadiums built for last year's World Cup - have suited seam bowling, while the relaid square at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has also seen bounce and carry in the last year. No team breached 200 in the Sri Lanka Premier League played in Colombo and Pallekele in August and four of the top five wicket takers in the tournament were seam bowlers. 



"Our sides have changed a little bit," Sangakkara said. "We don't depend on spin alone anymore or just one fast bowler in Chaminda Vaas. We have different sets of fast bowlers and different sets of spinners. With the change in conditions our sides have changed, but home advantage is not only about wickets. It's about playing in your country, playing in front of the people who cheer and love you."



Sangakkara said the Premadasa pitch changed after the ground was renovated, and that winning the toss held no obvious advantage as it had once done. Fifteen of the 27 matches in the World Twenty20 will be played at the Premadasa, including both semi finals and the final. 



"When the wickets were relaid, in the first few games there was a lot of turn and now they've settled down into beautiful wickets where batting first or second you have an equal chance of winning. Batting under lights has become so much easier that some sides now prefer to chase," he said. 



The wickets at Pallekele and Hambantota also offer challenges not traditionally associated with Sri Lankan venues, Sangakkara said.

"Pallekele seems to have a lot in it at night. It seams and swings around and that will be an interesting challenge for us being a Sri Lankan side playing in our conditions to encounter those conditions. Hambantota is completely different. There is quite a strong wind from one side and the pitch can be a bit up and down. The vicious turn that [Sri Lankan pitches] used to have is no more, so sides have to adjust accordingly."



Sangakkara said that in addition to a home crowd that will give Sri Lanka "a massive advantage", the team's recent history of good performances at ICC events would also be a source of confidence. Since 2007, Sri Lanka have been runners up in successive World Cups, and were finalists in the 2009 World Twenty20 and semi finalists in the 2010 tournament.

"Sri Lanka have always been favourites in my view in any tournament that we play because we've been able to rise to those big occasions really well as a unit and adjust accordingly. If you take our last 4-5 years, it's been an amazing run in big tournaments. We just need to believe in ourselves and believe in that fact and keep playing."



Sangakkara missed the SLPL due to a fractured finger, but is expected to be fit for the World Twenty20 which starts on September 18. Sri Lanka play Zimbabwe in Hambantota in the tournament opener. South Africa is the other team in their group.

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  • vioo on September 6, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    @KEVINSL & chathuradil; Personally i like sanga so much..he is a gud cricketer i agree..better ask him to learn from Dhoni how to b cool b4 and during finals and semis..U r No.1 chokers..Yes v lost 8 in a row..never mind v wil bounce back...

  • on September 6, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    WI and Ind wil b in final for sure...Eventually Ind wil win tis time..Gud luck to India..Not by d luck but by d place wer they r gng to play..recently they showed d world how capable they r on SL grounds..Can't wait for their action on and off field esp with YUVI in team..

  • shahzad0101 on September 6, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    only pakistan cab win world cup

  • mE_wE on September 6, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    "Srilanka are on of the Favorites" a very optimistic and strange hypothesis i must say, considering the spate of Srilanka in their recent outings

  • niaz_bd on September 6, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    everything is okay..am just worried about the weather and rain...:s

  • Marcian on September 6, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    I definitely think its good that pitches in SL have changed and offer more than a bit to the seamers; it bodes well when our boys tour England, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Perhaps in the short-term our batsmen will take some time to adjust to the varying conditions at RPS, Pallekele and Hambantota but in the long-term will groom technically better all round batsmen to handle the moving ball in the air and off the deck: the batsmen have already shown signs of better technique in seaming conditions of late. Moreover, this will help our pace bowlers to improve their skills by leaps and bounds as well in the near future. All in all great move by SLC, however, whether it's a happy accident or deliberate is still unclear. Regarding T20 WC: Pakistan, West Indies, SA, India and SL are all favorites in my books but then New Zealand have the pacers and power hitters to surprise everyone and they always do well in ICC events. It's an open tournament with no clear runaway favorite.

  • on September 6, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    @ Rash_inswinger, all the best tickets for T20 matches are sold out.even the final is already sold out.so get the facts right before you comment (bark)...

  • Rash_inswinger on September 5, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Here comes the unofficial WC T20 Mascot, Kumara! no matter how hard he tries to sell the shortest format in SL..the conditions are just not favorable for t20 unlike S.A or IND..majority of the SLPL matches were 1 sided (including the final) and before boasting of the "crowd support" please check ticket the sales for the past 1 year..the only time good crowd was witnessed in SL was when ENG played them in Mar-Apr 2012 (where the majority of the crowd consisted of English tourist)

  • jasonpete on September 5, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    When did your super power srilankan team won against pattinson,lee and broad? Please enlighten me.By luck ( in your logic) you reached CB series and still lost the finals.Even srilanka lost both odi and test series to Australia in srilanka, home condition.Please learn to play good in both flat and pace pitches.Mostly the srilankan pitches are flat and if you can't win matches there,then you are not going to win anywhere.And if you think ,srilanka can play in seaming wickets consistently,then I am hashim amla :)

  • jasonpete on September 5, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    @kevinSL, Hhahaha, A flawed theory for someone winning the trophy with talent?The finalist were Australia and India ,where srilanka got eliminated at the league phase.So if srilanka can't perform during the 2008 CB series,you can't say India won due to luck.Last match was a dead rubber and Australia took it easily and it was srilankas only chance to save their face before leaving empty handed ,so srilanka won.Everyone know how Australia performs in finals and India won fair and square against thetop Australian team at that time .India won more odi matches abroad than srilanka.Check the stats of Indian team,they played a very good test cricket against the top Australian team during the 2000-2008 time and won many test matches.Srilanka won only 1 odi series and no single test matches in Australia.If at all srilanka know how to play in pace friendly wickets ,they would have won some test matches by now.Finally IMO Pakistan and India play better in seaming wickets than srilanka.

  • vioo on September 6, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    @KEVINSL & chathuradil; Personally i like sanga so much..he is a gud cricketer i agree..better ask him to learn from Dhoni how to b cool b4 and during finals and semis..U r No.1 chokers..Yes v lost 8 in a row..never mind v wil bounce back...

  • on September 6, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    WI and Ind wil b in final for sure...Eventually Ind wil win tis time..Gud luck to India..Not by d luck but by d place wer they r gng to play..recently they showed d world how capable they r on SL grounds..Can't wait for their action on and off field esp with YUVI in team..

  • shahzad0101 on September 6, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    only pakistan cab win world cup

  • mE_wE on September 6, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    "Srilanka are on of the Favorites" a very optimistic and strange hypothesis i must say, considering the spate of Srilanka in their recent outings

  • niaz_bd on September 6, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    everything is okay..am just worried about the weather and rain...:s

  • Marcian on September 6, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    I definitely think its good that pitches in SL have changed and offer more than a bit to the seamers; it bodes well when our boys tour England, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Perhaps in the short-term our batsmen will take some time to adjust to the varying conditions at RPS, Pallekele and Hambantota but in the long-term will groom technically better all round batsmen to handle the moving ball in the air and off the deck: the batsmen have already shown signs of better technique in seaming conditions of late. Moreover, this will help our pace bowlers to improve their skills by leaps and bounds as well in the near future. All in all great move by SLC, however, whether it's a happy accident or deliberate is still unclear. Regarding T20 WC: Pakistan, West Indies, SA, India and SL are all favorites in my books but then New Zealand have the pacers and power hitters to surprise everyone and they always do well in ICC events. It's an open tournament with no clear runaway favorite.

  • on September 6, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    @ Rash_inswinger, all the best tickets for T20 matches are sold out.even the final is already sold out.so get the facts right before you comment (bark)...

  • Rash_inswinger on September 5, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Here comes the unofficial WC T20 Mascot, Kumara! no matter how hard he tries to sell the shortest format in SL..the conditions are just not favorable for t20 unlike S.A or IND..majority of the SLPL matches were 1 sided (including the final) and before boasting of the "crowd support" please check ticket the sales for the past 1 year..the only time good crowd was witnessed in SL was when ENG played them in Mar-Apr 2012 (where the majority of the crowd consisted of English tourist)

  • jasonpete on September 5, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    When did your super power srilankan team won against pattinson,lee and broad? Please enlighten me.By luck ( in your logic) you reached CB series and still lost the finals.Even srilanka lost both odi and test series to Australia in srilanka, home condition.Please learn to play good in both flat and pace pitches.Mostly the srilankan pitches are flat and if you can't win matches there,then you are not going to win anywhere.And if you think ,srilanka can play in seaming wickets consistently,then I am hashim amla :)

  • jasonpete on September 5, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    @kevinSL, Hhahaha, A flawed theory for someone winning the trophy with talent?The finalist were Australia and India ,where srilanka got eliminated at the league phase.So if srilanka can't perform during the 2008 CB series,you can't say India won due to luck.Last match was a dead rubber and Australia took it easily and it was srilankas only chance to save their face before leaving empty handed ,so srilanka won.Everyone know how Australia performs in finals and India won fair and square against thetop Australian team at that time .India won more odi matches abroad than srilanka.Check the stats of Indian team,they played a very good test cricket against the top Australian team during the 2000-2008 time and won many test matches.Srilanka won only 1 odi series and no single test matches in Australia.If at all srilanka know how to play in pace friendly wickets ,they would have won some test matches by now.Finally IMO Pakistan and India play better in seaming wickets than srilanka.

  • mathewjohn2176 on September 5, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Even GABBA pitch is flat nowadays.During the ashes 2010, it was extremely flat .

  • jasonpete on September 5, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    Posted by chathuradil on (September 05 2012, 08:32 AM GMT), Even the GABBA pitch is also flat for more than a yr.During the Ashes series 2010 it was very flat where England scored heavily on 5 th day wicket .Srilnaka also won against Australia in flat GABBA pitches.

  • KEVINSL on September 5, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    @mathewjohn2176 and @ jasonpete:- 2008 CB Series win is not bcz of talents . just bcz of luck. India didnt beat Australia in any group stage match that series.Aussie simply dominate that series against India. last match of the group stage match of that Series Aussie played against Sri Lanka. We totally destroy their confidence in that match and won the match. specially Aussie inform batting lineup. that helped to India in that series to beat Australia even though small margin. but if you people search ODI History , traditionally Indian team only can perform flat tracks. once a 15 series you may succeed in a bouncy tracks. but it doesnt mean you have super power to play against LEE, PATTINSON, BROAD. Sri Lanka is the only team can perform in bouncy track consistantly.

  • chathuradil on September 5, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    Guys.look at the WACCA pitches in ODI during last couple of years. They were flat

  • on September 5, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    @Last_ride ,,last time south africa played SL here they lost really badly [a 624 run partnership] and then had to run away home. so this time try to even take a wicket

  • mathewjohn2176 on September 5, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    @chathuradil, By any means WACA pitch is not FLAT.Regarding the brisbane wicket, india WON the Cb series finals against Australia on 2008 in gabba pitch only and you know they won the CB series trophy that time.They won a test series in England.They drew and won many test matches in Australia pacer friendly wickets including Perth wicket.They won in Durban also and won many odi series and test matches in srilanka.so kindly don't say they can't play in green wickets.There are many stats which proves srilanka struggle against pace and green wickets.And don't just come up with the lame excuse ,when India win matches ,due to flat pitches or else something else.Both teams play in same pitches and if your team can't beat them,simple you are not playing good cricket and they are playing better than you.Srilanka have poor away win ratio among Pakistan and India ,reason :they don't play good enough to win in those condition.IMO Pakistan and India are better team in pace friendly wickets.

  • jasonpete on September 5, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Posted by chathuradil on (September 05 2012, 03:30 AM GMT), WACA pitch is flat? LOL.First time I am hearing this.If I go by your notion regarding GABBA Pitch, Indians won the CB series 2nd final in GABBA 2008 against a very strong Australians with the likes of gilly,Hayden and Ponting and eventually won the CB series trophy.Its wrong to ASSUME, when India win matches,pitches are flat and they lose,pitch becomes automatically pacer friendly.Srilanka struggled against Pakistan pacers in palakelle.Leaving the last two Indian series abroad,they performed consistently well in Australia and england in the seaming wickets before 2011. So give credits to their players who performed well over a period time abroad barring the last two series.Overall Win/ loss ratio played away series after 2006, Pakistan and India have the highest winning ratio, then srilanka stands last among theses 3 Asian countries.Going with stats,Pakistan and India played better in pacer friendly conditions than srilanka.

  • Last_ride on September 5, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    Who cares if the pitches have changed.I am sure South Africa would easily take the title.

  • gabrialgihan on September 5, 2012, 4:19 GMT

    @ Praveen Shavindra Muthuthanthri well said mate..RAHUL CRICKET you are talking about srilanka not winning a test in india and australia for 20 years when your team took 20 years to win the first match big LOL dude get a life...

  • gabrialgihan on September 5, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    @rahulcricket007 2002 2006 thats all we have played in aus for the last 10 years we dont get to play much cricket there but we did well in the odis both times we played there recently... you talk about ten years back im talking about ten months back when you guys were on a hatrick of white washes.. no laksman no dravid.. next tenmonths god knows...

  • chathuradil on September 5, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    SL won the game on bouncy seaming GABBA pitch, which they proved they are good on those type of pitches, where indians have been struggling. Again India lost the AUS tour with shame completing their Famous 8-0. So cool2cool are you still willing to say that SL can not play well in greeny, hard surfaces? most recent case was the 2nd ODI in Hambantota. Wot happed to India there? This is JUST FYI. No hard feelings

  • on September 5, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    TheIndiaRockers like India lost in 2007 and 2009 WC group stage

  • chathuradil on September 5, 2012, 3:22 GMT

    @cool2cool: considering the recent years SL done well on subcontinent pitches in England only lost 1 single test and was able to draw remaining two. Then they lost 3-2 in ODI series. This was more than enough with a new captain and young side on seaming surfaces. Chandimal had a ton on Lords track and Sanga's 1st ever century in England on seaming Rosebowl pitch. After SL had left England, Indians have arrived. Itz better not to remember wot happened to them.....Then Aus toured SL in Aug 2011. SL only won T20 series ( T20 is not professional cricket). Lost both test and ODI series on flat tracks. In SA lost test 2-1. It is true that SL is not better than the SA in seaming pitches, like centurion and cape time. Kingsmead has bounce as we all know and SL has done well there in last year. ODI series could have won if the 3rd game was not washed way by rain. Then in CB series. We lost to India in WACCA and Horbart. Both were flat and horbart were faltter than Rajkot pitches on that day...

  • Sinhaya on September 5, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    @cool2cool, as I am being diplomatic yet again, I agree our test record against Australia is forgettable and hope we can reverse it when we tour down under this year. I know India has a good test record against Australia and also our post IPL record against India in tests (except home ones) and ODIs is poor too. That is where India are better than Sri Lanka. Against teams like England, NZ, South Africa, Pakistan and West Indies our test and ODI record is just like that of India and be mindful we have played far less tests against England, NZ than what you all have played. Also remember South Africa have only won 2 tests in SL but have won 5 tests in India.

  • nilb on September 5, 2012, 0:48 GMT

    With a 20 million population and even out of that less than 30 schools producing cricketing talent Sri Lanka is able to produce rare and special players like Murali highest wicket taker in test cricket., Malinga only player to get 3 hat-tricks, and two mystery spinners, 1 world cup and 3 world cup finals. Indian fans can express whatever they want, jealousy when you loose and arrogant buoyancy when you win. But remember we SL fans are proud of our team and we know they will hit you when you least expect, like in 2003 WC.

  • Sinhaya on September 5, 2012, 0:26 GMT

    @cool2cool, I am trying to be more diplomatic in this forum. I know India played barely 15 tests or so from 1933 to 1952, so taking 19 years to register your first test win was quite understandable. Bro, regarding the era when both local umpires officiated in tests, plenty of umpiring howlers were there for sure and in that case all tests prior to neutral umpires coming should not be recognized. Even without local umpires, still too many umpiring howlers when no DRS is used. Whatever may be good luck to all teams in the T20 world cup. Remember when we lost 4-1 to you all and the T20 in early 2009 in our backyard, Mahela resigned from captaincy and later in June that year we won all games in the T20 world cup except the final. So that is great inspiration for us to follow yet again.

  • Htc-Android on September 4, 2012, 23:45 GMT

    @cool2cool. its funny ur claiming 11 vs 13 jst bcoz of we had 2 SL umpires during the match. we won our 1st test match in 3 years(after 9 test matches) agianst a strong indian side that had kapil,gavaskar,amarnath shastri,srikanth. whereas ur team took 20 years to win ur1st test match and thats also against a second string england team. also check who umpired during ur 1st test win. 2 indian umpires. If u say we dont deserve our 1st test jst bcoz of we had 2 SL umpires. then u dont deserve ur 1st test win either bcoz u had 2 indian umpires.

  • anuradea on September 4, 2012, 22:37 GMT

    @cool2cool, please go to this link and read the article and then comment on indian umpiring. http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/SL_IN_IND/ARTICLES/ELMO_COMMENT_30DEC1997.html

  • anuradea on September 4, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    @Kavindeven, you come accross as a person who has never held a bat or a ball in your whole life and jealous of people who had achieved greatness. it is hard for people like you to comprehend how a batsman can score 30 test hundreds and 14 ODI hundreds and almost 20,000 international runs because you have not even reached a single crease in your whole life!!!! maybe you have dreamt of it but not actually done it and that is the reason for your envy. BTW, have you ever spoke at the MCC in front of the worlds TOP MOST past and present cricketers and received a standing ovation? or even spoken at your village gathering ever? I don't think so. So learn to appreciate the people who do these things and do not try to make baseless and stupit comments to get recognition. Also, please refer the dictionary and re-learn the meaning of the word "Mediocre" as you clearly have not by the time you wrote your comment.

  • Vibhanu on September 4, 2012, 20:24 GMT

    @cool2cool:If you give us a test series we wiil show you how to win.When Murali was there India had a good batting line up.But,with this current indian batting line up(Where Tim southee took 7 wickets) Bangaladesh even win.(NZ are now weaker than Bangaladesh)

  • Vibhanu on September 4, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    @Kavindeven:The most Mediocre batsman has nominated for most number of awards in icc awards.@ sourav619 :Don't worry mate west indians only perform in Ipl against Indians bowlers and batsman.(In an Ipl team 7 out of 11 are Indians!!)

  • SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on September 4, 2012, 20:03 GMT

    Indeed SriLanka is Favourites Because they have 2 Mistery Spinner in mendis and Akila...Gud Luck

  • Htc-Android on September 4, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    @Kavindeven .. can you tell me how can a mediocore batsman can score 9 double hundreds in test cricket and can be rated as No.1 test batsman. he has very good record against Pak,SA(one of the best bowling unit) as well. so Plz make sensible comments. dont make immature comments.

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    @Praveen Shavindra Muthuthanthri : I read the article about your first test win, where it was 11 Vs 13 and both the umpires started dancing on the field itself after the match.

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 17:41 GMT

    @Praveen Shavindra Muthuthanthri : More than 20 years already, and you are yet to win a test match in India and AUS.

  • sourav619 on September 4, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    @ Praveen Shavindra Muthuthanthri: But how many years sri lanka will take to win a test match in india?yes a test match in india inspite of having great murali Sri lanka have failed to win a test match in india

  • sourav619 on September 4, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Sangakara is one of the great batsman sri lanka ever had but when it comes to hitting the ball out of the park he is not someone like jaysuria.yes sri lanka have a good chance but WI are the team to watch..man i got to say just watch the videos of GAYLE,POLARD,NARINE,DWANE SMITH,BRAVO,ROACH,EDWARDS they are a bunch of destroyers especially in a format like t20, teams who have good spinners and good hitter wins the cup:indian fan

  • jasonpete on September 4, 2012, 16:54 GMT

    @kevinSL, matches are happening in SL,not SA or Australia .There is no way the SL pitches are similar to SA or Australian bouncy wickets.By the way if that's the case,then I think srilanka will struggle against the likes of steyn,morkel,broad and Finn.They almost struggled 138/8 against Pakistan pacers in recent concluded odi series in palakelle wicket and even 43 all out against SA.so don't think any subcontinent teams will play better if the wickets are pacer friendly.Only WI can survive in all conditions along with SA ,eng and australia

  • Sinhaya on September 4, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    @cool2cool, here is the detailed breakdown bro of our overseas test wins other than in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. We won for the first time an away test in NZ in 1995, then 2 in Pakistan in 1995, 1 in England in 1998, 1 in South Africa in 2011, 1 in England in 2006, one in West Indies in 2008, 2 in Pakistan in 2000, 1 in Pakistan in 2002, 1 in Pakistan in 2004, 1 in NZ in 2005. This amounts to 12 test wins and we have beaten Pakistan in Pakistan more times than what India have done. Thanks to Sehwag the greatest ever, India created history in Multan in 2004. Hope I answered your question. Yes hope we a test match in Australia end of this year as NZ did it in Australia last year. Russell Arnold was our only commentor in South Africa and yes he was wrong.

  • on September 4, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    It took India TWENTY years to win their first ever test match ! Period

  • on September 4, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    India won its first ever test after 20 years of gaining test status. This answers everybody who's querying about Sri Lanka's test record. yes 20 years after test status for their first win

  • Romenevans on September 4, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    Sangakara has to be one of the most Mediocre when it comes to batting and speaking! What a loser!

  • kc69 on September 4, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    You guys seen WI squad...everyone can hit the ball out of stadium and bowl well(But my bet is on Gayle and Naraine)

  • kc69 on September 4, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    Guys its so funny when you start discussing overseas test whitewash or teams in next stage of tournament(Super 8) and other nonsense.Please remember in T20 everything is unpredictable especially in group D where Pakistan,Bangladesh and NZ will fight hard for their position and so will other teams like Ireland,Zimbabwe,Afg in other groups.

  • on September 4, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    ppl it's raining here, forget the debate start your prayers else it'll be a washout alogether :p

  • kc69 on September 4, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    For those who give your so called excuses of "Flat Track Bullies" T20 World Cup will be held in SL(2012),Bangladesh(2014),and India(2016).This means you guys can forget to be a World Champion atleast for next 6 years.

  • mogan707 on September 4, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Sangakkara's belief that Sri Lanka is one of the favourites in World T-20 is true.As a home team they have that advantage.But in Twenty-20,every team is favourite on a given day.The teams which have recently visited would gain something but that is also of negligible effect.SLPL's timing may help them give a very strong performances.But even in SLPL most of them who have shined were Pakistani Players.So Pakistan is hot favourite to win this trophy.

  • kc69 on September 4, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    Therefore in other words what Sanga means is "Please come to watch World T20 and don't leave stands empty like you did in SLPL".

  • atthipatti on September 4, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Uffff...the paper tiger is out predicting the improbable...Srilanka = favourites??? Then I'm Tom Cruise!

  • on September 4, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    Well said SANGA, It will be a cake walk for us, We performed very well in T20 recently....:)

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    @chathuradil : Why not a single test win in Aus? Do Aus specially prepare flat tracks for you(as per your logic SL can play only on Bouncy pitches)?

  • guptahitesh4u on September 4, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    SL is the most pathetic team of the top 8 teams. They can't win even at home forget about winning abroad. WI seems to be the strongest of all teams. Anyways, this a formal full of uncertainty

  • KEVINSL on September 4, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    @Muffasir Ansari:- Time to wake up now. just two weeks to world cup. India still struggle against least experience kiwis's seamers. how will u face to steyn, morkal,pattinson,broad?? then pakistan. yesterday proved them how good that they are against young Aussies.

  • on September 4, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    india is looking unbeatable side in sl conditions.wi will shock everybody.pak,sl,ban is nowhere to win this championship

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    @rahulcricket007 : Well said man. India's losses were shocks (specially considering their previous tours) so everyone remembers them. SL loose consistently against India, Aus, SA so no one remember their losses.

  • AMAZINGFAN on September 4, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    lol sl won't even qualify for the s/f.sl batsmen r flat track bullies and these FTB never won a test match in india.ind,pak and wi are favourites to win t20wc.sl should pray to god that they don't play against ind this t20wc.otherwise they will be thrashed again by ind.

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    @chathuradil : Also if SL is not a flat track bully and play well only on bouncy pitches, then how can Sanga say that they are favourites as SL pitches are not bouncy?

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    @chathuradil : SL is not a flat track bully and play well on bouncy pitches having little grass on a hard surface, really? Then, what about 43 allout against SA? That must had been a flat track then.

  • chathuradil on September 4, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    Ye ye......330 in 36.4 on Horbat, Flat track. U r right cool2cool

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    @chathuradil : Then, what about SL, not winning even at home. Why SL have not won a single bilateral ODI series against India enen in SL since 1997? BTW, what type of pitch was it in Australia when India humiliated SL by chasing 330 in 36.4 overs.

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    @chathuradil and KEVINSL : But not as famous as conceeding 330 runs in 36.4 overs or being all out for 43 !!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    @chathuradil and KEVINSL : But not as famous as conceeding 330 runs in 36.4 overs or being all out for 43 !!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • on September 4, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    i dont think lanka is favourate...india and pakistan are much better than sl.

  • chathuradil on September 4, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    @cool2cool: be cool dude. Not a single test win in India, coz Indian's are the kings on flat track, specially in home soil. Not only SL, but also every test nations failed in many times on those flat track in front of FTB (Flat track Bullies). Let them play with little grass on a hard surface with SL. Letz see then

  • KEVINSL on September 4, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    @chathuradil:- Well said man.." Famous Ind's 8-0 ".thats the word !!! ha ha ha ha

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    @chathuradil : Thank you for correcting, my bad. BTW how many test wins in India and how many bilateral ODI series wins against India since 1997?

  • rahulcricket007 on September 4, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    @GABRIAL JAHAN . HOW ABOUT NOT WINNING A SINGLE TEST FOR OVER 20 YEARS IN A COUNTRY . SL HAS NOT WON A SINGLE TEST IN AUS & INDIA . ALSO THE LAST TWO TIMES WHEN SL TRAVELLED TO AUS IN 2006 & 2002 THEY LOST BADLY BY 2-0 BOTH TIMES . FORGOT TO MENTION THAT BOTH SERIES WAS OF 2 MATCHES . SO THAT WAS A 2-0 WHITEWASH .

  • Neutral_Guy on September 4, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    I think India, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa are the most favorites in this competition.. Whoever the team it is, it's gonna have an awesome fast bowler, 2 spinners to keep the run rate down, and 3 batsmen who get on to a flyer!! The above named teams have enough of them.. Keeping an eye on non-test-playing teams would be vital, though..

  • chathuradil on September 4, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    @cool2cool: the commentor was Arnold and he said SL won 6 outside subcontinent excluding Zim. Eng-2,NZ-2,WI-1,SA-1. Considering the matches have been played outside the sub. by SL, they have a decent record. They dont have any shame like famous Ind's 8-0

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    @LMalinga and Sinhaya : Agree that India has not done well abroad, but SL has no answer to India in India, in SL or at neutral venues. Hence they are yet to win a single test match in India and not won a bilateral ODI series against India since 1997. LOL

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    @KEVINSL: First Sanga needs to teach Cricket to his team-mates so that they can win something against India.

  • cool2cool on September 4, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    @Sinhaya : After SL won the test in SA, the SL commentor (I forgot who was it) told that this is SL's 9th win abroad including 3 against BD. So can you please tell me how do you get to #12? May be you are wrong or the SL commentor.

  • gabrialgihan on September 4, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    @ how about the white washes... india allmost scored a hattrick ya...?????

  • on September 4, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    To be honest, T20 is not the game of professionals and nobody can say who is Fav. Ind, WI can be good team to watch but dont forget that there will be few upsets from non test playing nations. One or two over good batting/bowling will change the game.

  • raghavan88 on September 4, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    Sanga,How about a change in the SSC pitch too??And what happened to Dambulla??Surprised not to see any games at Dambulla for 2 years.

  • yorkslanka on September 4, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    i dont think you can name any team as a favourite for T20 as the game can change in the space of one over...As a Sri Lankan , I would hope that SL do well but personally I cant name any one team as favourite...good luck SL...to all those who dont like T20,why are you commenting on it if you dont like it?Surely you should just ignore everything about it and concentrate on your beloved test cricket?

  • Neutral_Guy on September 4, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    @Golgoal: I guess you haven't seen any of the SL matches recently.. If you have watched, you could have very well seen how Sangakkara anchored many games single-handedly under pressure, having no wickets in hand. This is a forum and you need to be honest, rather than posting random thoughts to put the opposition down, with sheer negligence of truth.. Be responsible for what you put in here please..

  • KEVINSL on September 4, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    Dear Sanga,

    Please teach cricket to these Indians. that will be the greatest work for cricket if u can do it.

  • on September 4, 2012, 1:48 GMT

    The team has a beter bowling unit is going to win the T20 world cup..Although i am a sri lankan i have my strong doubts about SL winning the cup but u can never say as we have a habit of being in finals in many major tournaments...I want Munaweera to open the batting with Dilshan and Mahela to play probably at no 5..either Chandimal or Thirimanne can bat at no 4,..no 6/7/8 has to go to Mathews/Jeevan and Thisara to follow the bowlers..

  • Agila on September 4, 2012, 1:47 GMT

    Sanga and SL fans spoke a lot of these before!

  • AnoMaLy on September 4, 2012, 1:31 GMT

    Hope Indian selectors are reading this.

  • nadeemoec on September 4, 2012, 1:25 GMT

    Wonder, when OZ- SA loose test matches in Indian subcontinent, do they ever talk about preparing SPIN FRIENDLY pitches in thier domestic circuit? If no, then why should subcontinental team try to replicate em,n eventually loose Home advantage.I guess, being an International sportsmen-players should learn to adapt & evolve their game to do well/win in foreign conditions. Frequent 'A' tours should help...but no point in preparing seaming pitches for International matches in subcontinent...Subcontinent Pitches should turn from day1..Cant understand the HYPOCRACY..if test matches in bouncy Perth pitches (OZ) ends in 2.5 days,,no one complains-rather evryone hails it as FASTEST TEST PITCH in world (true skill test of batsmen credential)..but if balls starts turning on Day-1 in subcontinent (Mumbai -2004 vs OZ| Kanpur-SA) all cry foul n complain of 'rank turner'...Y two yardsticks??...lets stick to our strengh..

  • OzWally on September 4, 2012, 1:23 GMT

    Talk about a "glass half full" mentality. "If you take our last 4-5 years - SL has been very impressive in ICC tournaments." Really? LOSING in all of them to one nation or another. Win something, anything, and then you can call yourself the favorite.

  • on September 4, 2012, 0:48 GMT

    i think WI will be the team to watch out for fire work with big hitters in their line up, specially with few useful all rounders in their line up will be a major threat to the Asian giants.And its all about the first six overs and the last five overs.

  • golgoal on September 4, 2012, 0:43 GMT

    Why Sangakkara not being honest here? His temperament and capability to perform under pressure are pathetic, and Lanka have to depend on Mahela or the newer players to bail them out under pressure all the time. If Lanka are to do well, Mahela will be the key, not this timid guy.

  • Meety on September 4, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    I think that IF the trend in pitches continue, you will eventually see a SL side that can compete equally anywhere in the world, (India take note). Its probably not a coincidence that SL won their first ever test in SAfrica recently. @Cpt.Meanster - "...comments here talking about tests and ODIs which are totally IRRELEVANT. This column is about T20 cricket..." - yet on many test specific articles you bang on about T20s.

  • ARDjango on September 4, 2012, 0:07 GMT

    The heading of this article made my day LOL. So Sanga is now making loads of runs in fast bouncy pitches at home. We Indians still love slow spin tracks and will proudly feed them to those batsmen who dance in front of a spinning ball!! . I hope the new pitches help SL get to No: 1 status in Test or ODI or something!

  • just_chill_chill on September 3, 2012, 22:19 GMT

    I wonder what those " big occasions" are that Sanga is talking about here. SL go through the league stages but never have enough firepower to pack the final punch, and almost always come short. Anyway, good luck to all teams, and hope to have a good T20. I am looking forward to the games at the new and beautiful stadium in Hambantota. Hope cricinfo can post good pictures of it.

  • Cpt.Meanster on September 3, 2012, 21:49 GMT

    I see a lot of comments here talking about tests and ODIs which are totally IRRELEVANT. This column is about T20 cricket. So let's keep the topic to that guys. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Sanga, being a Sri Lankan will obviously choose his nation to be the favourite. In the end, banter and empty talks doesn't win you tournaments. I strongly feel ANY team can win in T20 format. I am not afraid to stick my head out and even say Afghanistan can win this tournament. That's the nature of T20, it's EXCITING and a BEAUTIFUL format of the game. I am proud to be a T20 fan MORE than any other format of cricket. Some useless BILE spilled here by fans of SL, PAK and IND. It's easy to do armchair criticism and analysis. Let the best team win. I am Indian fan, but if India lost to a team that played better than them, so be it, It's all part of sport.

  • Cpt.Meanster on September 3, 2012, 20:47 GMT

    Yes, being the home side, SL will always be a favourite. However, the other Asian teams are ALSO favourites. India, PAK, Bangladesh can all win it because of the conditions. I cannot see AUS, NZ, ENG win it though. However, the WI and SA can both win it given how many of their players play in the IPL. So it will be an interesting tournament to watch. I cannot wait for it !!! Bring on the World T20 !!!

  • warneneverchuck on September 3, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    @sinhaya. How many test u won in India. Big zero

  • warneneverchuck on September 3, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    @sinhaya. How many test u won in India. Big zero

  • on September 3, 2012, 19:15 GMT

    Pakistani spin advantage play

  • sarainSL on September 3, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    These positions are meant for batsmen with full array of controlled strokes all around the ground. A team can't depend on batters who make too many false, edgy, and lofted, strokes at these vital positions.

  • sarainSL on September 3, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    Anyone can say that his team is the favorite to win the Tournament but the truth is, to make such a statement one should give valid reasons. As a fan what I know is that we have lost almost all series (all forms) played in SL (leave alone away series) since 2007 because we don't have dependable batters with proper control over their profession at the top. The J&Ps have an allergy to batters with total control over their stroke play (Attapattu, Samaraweera, Amla, Trott,…). Sometimes one may argue how could Mathews and Chandimal found places in the Team. In reality both of them are youngsters who have forced their way into the Team with their brilliant School & Domestic careers( one can bowl a bit & the other is a wkt keeper pure batters such as Amla, Trott have no places in the books of J&Ps). Chandimal should have been brought into the side soon after his brilliant double century against the touring SA A side (Aug 2010) and asked to bat at No 3-4 position.

  • on September 3, 2012, 18:50 GMT

    The good thing is, no one is counting on Bang, Zim! That's a good news for these two teams...:) Even Afghanistan will show what they r capable of.... This tournament will teach people about many things.......i hope......:) to me, The WI should win this tournament. They deserve it......

  • Udendra on September 3, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    I think we need to play to our strength and opponent's weakness, which is Spin. Pitches have changed since the retirement of Murali.

  • LMalinga on September 3, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    cool2cool..tests in abroad..lol..india got 8-0 thrashing recently and what you wanna think atleast?

  • xylo on September 3, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    SL are definitely a side to watch for... my only concern being player fatigue. Thank God for Sangakkara's injury!

  • vxttemp on September 3, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    I think Windies is the hot favorite to win this WC. Next should be SA(just becoz of Kirsten - they are never short of talent in any dept - batting/bowling/fielding). The next set should be Aus/Ind/SL/Pak (with equal chances of winning if someone brings the x-factor). NZ most of the time surprises everyone as underdogs. England are out of contention by not selecting KP - They were in the same league (like Au/In/SL/Pa this time) last time with KP turning out to be the x-factor for them.

  • Sinhaya on September 3, 2012, 17:41 GMT

    @cool2cool, Sri Lanka has won 12 tests abroad and that does not include BD and Zim. Also, we have not played that many tests in England and Australia. Give us more time to play more and more tests in England so that we can register more wins. By the way, Sri Lanka has beaten Pakistan 6 times in test matches in Pakistan in contrast to India's 2 tests in Pakistan, which was only in 2004. Look at how many times has India toured England since the 1940s before comparing with Sri Lanka.

  • torsha on September 3, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    Sanga is dreaming on here. WI, India, England and Pak will be the semi-finalist. WI will win this time.

  • Mr.RAGHU on September 3, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    sri lanka is in easier super 8 group comprising NZ,ENG and WI.While India has to face AUS,SA,and PAK in Super 8.so Sirlanka has better chance to go to SFs.

  • Lakpj on September 3, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    SL have a chance mostly due to the tournament format, if there are no major upsets in the group stages then super 8 Groups will be like SL, WI, Eng and NZ and in the other group India, Pak, SA and Aus that means 2 of those highly fancied teams will miss out. On the other hand WI and SL have a big chance from the other group Eng won't have a chance with the current team if KP is also missing. So all the pundits who shout for various teams just check the tournament format first. Your most fancied team may not even make to the semis.

  • cool2cool on September 3, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    @ RandyOZ: Wouldn't it be another cake-walk for Australia same as it was in U-19 WC final?

  • cool2cool on September 3, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    @ RandyOZ: Yes BBL is the best T20 comp in the world which no-one outside in Australia (at least in India) is interested in.

  • cool2cool on September 3, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    @Chamin Dennis Livera: Agree that India has not done well abroad specially in last 1-2 years, but what about SL? How many total test matches SL has won abroad, 9 right(including 3 against BD)? How many test matches SL has won in India, ZERO right? Atleast India is doing well in home, unlike SL who lost 1-4 in ODI against India?

  • johnathonjosephs on September 3, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    West Indies are the definite favorites, but Sri Lanka do have the home advantage. Even though India have a good team, for the last 2 T20 World Cups, they have not won a SINGLE match in the 2nd stage of the tournament.

  • on September 3, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    In my point of view, WI have the depth of all rounders & hard hitters like gayle, pollard, smith, samual, bravo, russel along with sunil narine, India dont have depth in bowling or all rounders...SL have a chance with all rounders but because of grounds choose for WC SL lost its advantage....pak has best bowling line up for the condition umar gul & sohail tanvir for new bowl follow the spin of ajmal, hafeez, afridi but of stable batting top of order

  • TheRedox on September 3, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    Who cares India,Sanga didn't even mention India.India are going to be thrashed by Afganisthan.Beating NZ 2-0,And all the Indians out in the park,lol.Looks like someone has to remember them about 8-0.

  • shibuvin on September 3, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    WI would be the favourite this time with Sunil Narine and Chris gayle leading from the front.......And the chances follows by........It will be a great contest between SA,IND, AUS, ENG, PAK And SL.

  • Agila on September 3, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    @RandyOZ , Mate, you havent spoken more on your "cake walk", T20 is played in subcontinent this time around..Not the places that Aussies ever thrived! Even the less experienced Bangladesh side is going to be handful for the Aussies iin the Sub-continent. You have been into hiding after your famous "cake walk" statement that back-fired at you. Anyways appreciate all the entertainment you provide here!

  • on September 3, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    no body is favourite because all teams are chances to win t20. It will be a great contest between SA,IND, AUS, ENG, PAK And SL.

  • Joby_George on September 3, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    If sanga believes there is a chance, then they can make it. If you play in the final, please make sure to tell MJ not to deny toss if the opposite team wins it.

  • on September 3, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    @Bharadwaj Pappu - I think India need to do that, my be you guys winning matches at home conditions, can you please tell me when was the last time India won a Test match out of Sub- Continent or even loose with dignity?

  • on September 3, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    yes.. mr. sangakkakra. we are the fevorites.. also India and south England too . batting is at best. good fast bowlers and spinners. but fielding has to be on top.it is also better to have set up pitches now for fast bowlers as we are having better strength. comparatively world is having some better spinners today.

    herath ajantha cannot manage it at all. in past few years it was malinga kula and thisara who did it. that is why we were so consistent even with out murali in big bashes.let's do the same here..

  • ShehanJ on September 3, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    There are no favourites in T20 cricket. Things can change drastically in a couple of overs.But if I had to bet a years salary, I would bet on India, South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan reaching the semi-finals. After that it's anybody's game. :)

  • RandyOZ on September 3, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    I'd say Australia are the hot favourites given the BBL is the best T20 comp in the world.

  • rahulcricket007 on September 3, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    @SINHAYA . ANSOLUTELY AGREE WITH YOU . IF PITCHES ARE GREEN THEN THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE THAT TEAMS LIKE ENG , SA WHICH HAS GOOD FAST BOWLERS CAN WON & THREW SUBCONTINENTAL TEAMS OUT .

  • tanstell87 on September 3, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    India along with Sri Lanka & West Indies starts as favorites to win this World T20...the Virat force will be a major factor for India...all the best to Team India & hopefully Sanga recovers & plays a part in this World Cup.

  • khiladisher on September 3, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    SRI LANKA HAS BEEN THE BEST TEAM TO ENTER THE FINALS OF ICC TOURNAMENTS AND WORLD CUPS,HOWEVER THEY HAVE ON ALL OCCASIONS CHOKED ON THE FINAL HURDLE.THIS TIME SRI LANKA HAS THE POTENTIAL TO WIN ITS FIRST T-20 WORLD CUP.

  • spot_on on September 3, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    Nothing but a big LOL!!!!!! :D

  • Harmony111 on September 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Thrashed 1-4 in ODIs and 0-1 in T20 at home recently and then call your team fav to win the World T20. ROTFL.

  • on September 3, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    I hardly saw SL winning any tournment,not sure how sangakara is making such claims "favourites" really!!!!!!!!Got trashed by India all the time on any pitch.I think this SL team should actually concentrate on winning matches rather than assuming things.

  • kc69 on September 3, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    Only time will tell Sanga...who will be T20 Champion...my bet is team India or SA

  • guptahitesh4u on September 3, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Lolz@SL being one of the favourites!!

  • sadukate on September 3, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    Yep Comn Sanga We want it this time,dnt give it to anyone.we need you in wc badly and better you may batting down in the order.So cmn sanga i wish u all de best this time we need joy tears on our eyes.My Eleven for world T20 Open Dilshan/Dilshan munaweera(he is talented and need to give him a chance)Mahela/Dinesh Chandimal/the great Sangakkara/Anjelo Mathews/Akila dananjaya oh ajatha mendis/Thisara perera/Nuwan kulasekara/Lasith malinga/Shaminda eranga.Cmn guysssssssssssssssss..............................

  • on September 3, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    With No Murali and Mendis faded out, how can SL be dependent solely on Herath. its the skillset that is changed chief and not just pitches boss. Everybody knows that Sanga! Don't worry you still fare a good chance of reaching to the semis.

  • Sinhaya on September 3, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    Sanga, please pass the message to our curators that spin bowling is our strength and not fast bowling. Please make sure that our pitches favor spinners. When we go to England, South Africa and Australia, do we get spin friendly pitches?

  • Nuwan_R on September 3, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    Ayyo Kumar, that is undue pressure on yourself calling the home-side favourites.

  • chapathishot on September 3, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    It is not change in pitches that changed the team but changes in team that changed the pitches especially in test matches .

  • on September 3, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    yea lots of finals and semi finals but we havent won anything in 16 years -_-

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  • on September 3, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    yea lots of finals and semi finals but we havent won anything in 16 years -_-

  • chapathishot on September 3, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    It is not change in pitches that changed the team but changes in team that changed the pitches especially in test matches .

  • Nuwan_R on September 3, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    Ayyo Kumar, that is undue pressure on yourself calling the home-side favourites.

  • Sinhaya on September 3, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    Sanga, please pass the message to our curators that spin bowling is our strength and not fast bowling. Please make sure that our pitches favor spinners. When we go to England, South Africa and Australia, do we get spin friendly pitches?

  • on September 3, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    With No Murali and Mendis faded out, how can SL be dependent solely on Herath. its the skillset that is changed chief and not just pitches boss. Everybody knows that Sanga! Don't worry you still fare a good chance of reaching to the semis.

  • sadukate on September 3, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    Yep Comn Sanga We want it this time,dnt give it to anyone.we need you in wc badly and better you may batting down in the order.So cmn sanga i wish u all de best this time we need joy tears on our eyes.My Eleven for world T20 Open Dilshan/Dilshan munaweera(he is talented and need to give him a chance)Mahela/Dinesh Chandimal/the great Sangakkara/Anjelo Mathews/Akila dananjaya oh ajatha mendis/Thisara perera/Nuwan kulasekara/Lasith malinga/Shaminda eranga.Cmn guysssssssssssssssss..............................

  • guptahitesh4u on September 3, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Lolz@SL being one of the favourites!!

  • kc69 on September 3, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    Only time will tell Sanga...who will be T20 Champion...my bet is team India or SA

  • on September 3, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    I hardly saw SL winning any tournment,not sure how sangakara is making such claims "favourites" really!!!!!!!!Got trashed by India all the time on any pitch.I think this SL team should actually concentrate on winning matches rather than assuming things.

  • Harmony111 on September 3, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Thrashed 1-4 in ODIs and 0-1 in T20 at home recently and then call your team fav to win the World T20. ROTFL.