Wednesday, March 19, 2014



Dhaka – Top Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene said Monday he might resign from worldwide Twenty20 cricket after in the not so distant future World Cup in Bangladesh, days after a comparable publication from fellow team member Kumar Sangakkara.

In remarks posted on the International Cricket Council site, the 36-year-old said he had taken the choice as he knew this competition might be his last World Cup and he would not like to piece a more youthful player.

"It bodes well for a youth to come into the mixand make himself," said Jayawardene, who has played 49 T20 internationals and scored a record 1,335 runs for Sri Lanka.

Jayawardene has showed up in each of the four T20 World Cups and was the skipper of the side which lost in the last of the last competition, at home against the West Indies.

The exquisite right-hander completed not say what amount of longer he proposed to play on in Test matches or Odis. He is the most noteworthy scorer in Test match cricket around present players, with 11,319 runs from 143 matches.

He is likewise the seventh-most astounding scorer ever day cricket.

Talking at a press preparation in Dhaka on Monday, Sangakkara developed his choice to stop the most brief manifestation of the global diversion after the competition which started in Bangladesh on Sunday.

"I don't think it was a surprise.i think for a quite a few people who examine the circumstances they comprehend that its the common movement," Sangakkara, who is likewise 36, told news hounds.

"If I reported it or not, this competition might have been the final one of my universal T20s," he included.

Sri Lanka, the world's number one T20 side, are the top choices in Bangladesh — particularly after their late triumph in the Asia Cup.

They have been drawn against England, New Zealand and South Africa who are their first rivals in the competition on Saturday in Chittagong.

Sangakkara, who has been in shimmering structure as of late, said he held high trusts for a group which has yet to win a World T20 trophy however has got to the finals twice.

"Everybody comes here to win the competition, with the goal that our desire and that is the way we set up," he said.

Got some information about how Sri Lanka might adapt after his and Jayawardene's passageways, Sangakkara said the "move is going to be fine".

"Assuming that you take the more youthful harvest of batsmen, particularly (Lahiru) Thirimanne and (Dinesh) Chandimal, I think they are more than equipped for playing any configuration of cricket beginning from now."

"I think we are in great hands, we've got a ton of abili