Sri Lanka team leaves for Oman ahead of T20 WC


The Sri Lankan team led by Dasun Shanaka has left for Oman where they play a couple of warm-up matches before heading for the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE.

The team embarks on the tour of the UAE and Oman to compete in the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to commence later this month.

Team head coach Mickey Arthur has said the team is in a positive frame of mind. The team has participated in a nine-day training camp targeting the World Cup, during which the players were able to focus on the team’s mistakes and find solutions.

Despite Arthur’s positive comments, Sri Lanka have lost 22 of the last 30 internationals they have played. The by-product of those defeats was that Sri Lanka had to play in a qualifying round to qualify for the main tournament.

The Sri Lankan team will play the first match against Oman on October 7 and the second on October 9 and will then return to the United Arab Emirates.

Before the World Cup qualifiers, Sri Lanka will play two warm-up matches against Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.