Struggling Sri Lanka’s opponents in T20 WC qualifiers

The Sri Lanka team for the T20 World Cup will leave for the first leg in Oman on Sunday (3 October) for two warm-up games against the Oman national team and two further ICC-organized warm-up matches in the UAE before taking on Namibia, Ireland and Netherlands in the Qualifiers for a place in the Super12s.

This is the first time that Sri Lanka, one-time winner and two-time finalists of the T20 World Cup are facing such an ignominy of having to qualify for the tournament proper since the T20 World Cup was first played in 2007.

Sri Lanka continue to fare so poorly in T20I cricket that they are still languishing at number 10 in the ICC rankings, which has placed a question mark over their ability to qualify for a place in the Super12s…

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