Thisara Perera News
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera are the first set of players who have confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies which will be played at Lord’s on 31 May. The match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Opener Kusal Mendis scored his maiden half-century in T20 Internationals to lead Sri Lanka's six-wicket rout of Bangladesh in the first of the two matches in Dhaka on Thursday. Mendis smashed 53 off 27 balls while Dasun Shanaka hit an unbeaten 42 as the visitors eased past Bangladesh's record total of 193/5 with 20 balls to spare.
India will look to keep Sri Lanka on the mat when the three-match T20I series begins with the first match at Cuttack's Barabati Stadium on Wednesday. The hosts won the Test series and ODI series to continue their domination over the Asian neighbours. India had also swept all three formats on their tour of the island nation earlier this year.