Sri Lanka may have had a terrible year in terms of team building and preparation, and the biggest tests surely lie ahead, but that has failed to diminsh captain Dasun Shanaka’s optimism ahead of the Men’s T20 World Cup. Drawing similarities to the vintage side that won the 2014 tournament, the Sri Lanka captain feels that his current side has similar depth and variety, something he believes could see them potentially go a “long way in this tournament” – even if they lack considerably in terms of experience.
Shanka praises his talented teammates
“If you recall, that squad had a lot of variety and depth. And with the youngsters we have coming through now I feel have the same potential, but the only thing lacking is the experience,” Shanaka said, speaking in a discussion. “If our guys perform to their strengths I feel they can go a long way in this tournament. Our fans in Sri Lanka have been waiting a long time for us to be successful, and I hope we can make them proud.”