Sri Lanka’s captain for the Twenty20 World Cup Mahela Jayawardene will be under severe pressure to win the Twenty20 World Championship to be held in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, playing at home, will be under some special attention by their spectators to make them happy by winning the world Twenty20 title.
Former captain Jumar Sangakkara had a broken finger but he has recovered along with fast bowler Nuwan Kulase Kara. Kulase Kara is highly depended on as a fast bowler and the team has confidence in him to break through and take wickets. Captain Mahela Jayawardene is fully aware that his bowlers will have to perform extremely well for his team to do well in the competitions. Sri Lanka’s top order batting can score runs very quickly but again, the bowlers will have to come on strong and avoid the opposition from escalating the runs. Sri Lanka begins their official game against Zimbabwe on Sept. 18 and then against South Africa on Sept. 22. Sri Lanka is the type of team that can surprisingly come from behind with the bat and the ball in an astonishing fashion.
The saying ‘Unity is power’ also applies to cricket and Sri Lanka has a unique manner in displaying their togetherness on the cricket field. They are about the best in putting and keeping a team under pressure. They have a stubborn instinct and they love to devour their opposition in fantastic style.
When the World Twenty20 begins, team Australia will be highly dependent on openers David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson. These players are very aggressive in any type of cricket. Australia will benefit very much if these two players get a good start. David Hussey and Mike Hussey come in the middle to give the necessary support but team Australia lacks penetrative bowling for these games. They heavily depend on their batting stalwarts to boost their winning efforts.
West Indies should not have a problem in winning their first two games and setting the pattern for their World Cup victory. The West Indies team is strong on paper and the execution of their game is essential. There is no room for silliness and under achievers. The squad is balanced, experienced and knowledgable about how to win. The West Indies must play aggressively and put the opposition 12 strides behind to play catch up. Dominance will rule this World Cup Twenty20 championship. West Indies play Australia on Sept. 22 and the Irish on Sept. 24.
West Indies batsman Johnson Charles finds himself securing the number three spot in the Twenty20 game. He seemed to have settled into his role in that position. Charles has the huge potential to be a significant player also in the One-Day Internationals. He gets the ball away nicely and he has established a remarkable manner of concentrating while batting. He finds the gaps in the field to get his runs. Go Windies go!