It is not a secret that Sri Lanka’s form in the shortest format of the game has been horrendous the past 3 years. Since 2018 they have lost 17 from 26 T20Is.
The only silver lining from this period was the Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan where the rookie ‘2nd string’ (as they say) Sri Lanka team whitewashed No. 01 ranked Pakistan at Gaddafi stadium.
In that series, a new star emerged for Sri Lanka in the name of Bhanuka Rajapaksa.