Teams are confirming their squads for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The tournament is just around the corner. Many players have announced that they will be playing in this format of the game, instead of the 50-over one. Keeping that in mind, a lot of updates have been coming from different camps.
The latest is another update coming from the Sri Lanka camp. One more former star and T20 World Cup winner is now ready to make it to the squad. It will be a huge addition for the side, that has some upcoming stars at present.
The Latest Update For The T20 World Cup And The Former Winning Skipper Who Is Going To Be Available
Sri Lankan cricket has received a boost ahead of the T20 World Cup. They have received a boost that could really improve their side. It is now being reported that former Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has made himself available for the upcoming tournament.
The ex-skipper who won the tournament in 2014 is ready to go. He is keen on being part of this young squad, in order to pave the path for another generation of brilliant cricketers. Also, Mathews must be hoping that he adds some much-needed veteran know-how to the team.
The players are young and energetic but lack the experience to play at a grand stage. The 34-year-old star communicated his intention to play once again to Sri Lanka Cricket. That is ending the deadlock that had begun when the board had revealed a new central contract structure in July, earlier this year.
Cricket in Sri Lanka has not been doing so well in recent times. Their ranking has dropped substantially, forcing them to play in the group stages of the T20 World Cup. Also, their overall form has not been great in recent times. This has impacted their overall play and the level of cricket in the country has not been the same.
Can Sri Lanka Do Something Spectacular With Angelo Mathews Returning To The Team?
Sri Lanka currently has the youth and their talent to exploit in the T20 World Cup. However, they are in need of some expert guidance to do that. This could be a huge boost for the confidence and morale of the team. They are in need of leaders now and Mathews could help bring some stability to this side.
It could also help them strengthen their batting if he can fire. That has been a concern for the Sri Lankan side. They need more firepower in their batting so that they can set better totals and chase them down too. The only problem is that Mathews doesn’t bowl anymore. It’s more of a Hardik Pandya-like situation.
So, with that being said, at least he can bring some new flair to the side, along with the experience of winning an international trophy. The T20 World Cup will not be easy for Sri Lanka. However, they will want to do their best to get something out of it. Play for the pride of the Lankan Lions.