Defending champions of T20 world cup 2016 Team Srilanka starting their first match of the T20 world cup by playing against Qualifying Team in the 17th March 2016 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Sri Lanka team is group 1 of Super 10 stage with 2012 World T20 Champions West Indies, One of the Favourites team of south africa and Winners of 2010 World T20 England.
As per Fixtures of ICC World Twenty20 Srilanka team playing their second match against caribbean side West indies at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangladesh on 20th March and then after on 26th March against England and on 28th March against South africa at Feroz shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. Srilanka Cricket team reach Three times on finals of this ICC world T20 and also won the World cup of 2014 which was held in Bangladesh. They also became the runners up in 2009 and 2012 T20 world cup championship.
Sri Lanka Matches / Schedule of World T20 2016
|17 March||Evening||Sri Lanka vs TBC||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|20 March||Evening||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|26 March||Evening||Sri Lanka vs England||Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi|
|28 March||Evening||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi|
Facts / Records
- Srilanka team won the 20-20 world cup in fifth edition on 2014 Year
- Srilanka team became the records of a Team highest total in 20 overs they scored 260 run in 20 overs with loss of six wicket against Kenya team on 2007 T20 world cup.
- Currently Mahela Jayawardene who is the leading run scorer of this ICC World Twenty20 tournament as they currently on the top with 1016 run by playing the 2007-2014 T20 world cup.
- Srilanka’s Lasith Malinga also curently leading on the top / Highest wicket takers by taking 38 wickets between 2007-2014 ICC World 20-20.
- Man of the series award only win by Tilakaratne Dilshan from srilanka team. He became the Player of the series award in the ICC world T20 2009 Tournament.
Sri Lanka performance in T20 World cup – year wise
|2007||Super 8 (6th Place)|
|2009||Runners-up (2nd Place)|
|2010||Semi-Final (4th Place)|
|2012||Runners-up (2nd Place)|
|2014||Winner (1st Place)|