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Predicted Sri Lankan XI for the ICC World Twenty20 2016

Modified 02 Dec 2015
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Defending championsThe World Twenty20 is all set to be held in India in 2016. With all the teams giving it their best shot at the coveted trophy, the sub-continental teams will be trying to work familiar conditions to their advantage.The Sri Lankan team is no different and they will be raring to go and show everybody what their strength is. Despite the departure of several key, experienced players, the subcontinental heavy-weights are still the reigning champions and with one of the best T20 bowlers in the world, they will be looking to retain their title.So let us take a look at the predicted Sri Lankan XI for the tournament.

#1 Kusal Perera (Wicket-keeper)

Sri Lanka has always been a batting powerhouse and Kusal Perera at the top of the order seems to have taken over the mantle from the illustrious Kumar Sangakkara. At the top of the order, it is important to provide a good start to the team and this southpaw has all the shorts in the book and the right temperament to fulfil his team’s wishes.

Blessed with incredible power and timing, he is often compared to Sanath Jayasuriya himself. Despite only playing 22 T20Is, he has already scored five fifties and with a strike rate of over 130, he has the fire power to give the Lankans the perfect start.

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Published 01 Dec 2015, 09:05 IST
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