Youthful Sri Lanka raring to go, as World Cup begins

Former captains Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera will today be watching their countrymen aim for a perfect start to theirT20 World Cup campaign against Namibia at the qualifiers in Abu Dhabi from the comfort of their homes.

Both have been part of the national team for over a decade before a new selection policy cut short their T20 careers. Even though Perera was part of the T20 plan, at least for this year’s World Cup, he made a premature exit from the international game, while Mathews, disillusioned by recent developments, stayed off.

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